Woman charged with sending bee swarm on deputies

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –


A Massachusetts girl who launched a swarm of bees on sheriff’s deputies as they tried to serve an eviction discover is going through a number of assault and battery costs, authorities stated.


Rorie S. Woods, 55, pleaded not responsible at her arraignment on Oct. 12 in Springfield District Court and was launched with out bail, Masslive.com, citing court docket information, reported on Wednesday.


She and different protesters keep that they had been making an attempt to forestall a wrongful eviction. The house owner, Alton King, introduced proof of a chapter keep to court docket the subsequent day, at which level “all the pieces ought to have stopped,” stated Grace Ross of the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending.


Woods’ lawyer didn’t instantly reply to a voicemail left by The Associated Press on Wednesday.


Hampden County deputies had been met by protesters after they went to the house in Longmeadow on the morning of Oct. 12, in response to the official division report.


Woods, who lives in Hadley, arrived in an SUV towing a trailer carrying bee hives and began “shaking” them, breaking the duvet off one and inflicting a whole bunch of bees to swarm out and initially sting one deputy, in response to the report.


Woods, who put on a beekeeper’s go well with to guard herself, was ultimately handcuffed however not earlier than a number of extra sheriff’s division staff had been stung, together with three who’re allergic to bees, the report stated.


When Woods was instructed that a number of officers had been allergic, she stated “Oh, you are allergic? Good,” in response to the report.


Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi stated Woods might have confronted extra severe costs if something worse had occurred. “We had one workers member go the hospital, and, fortunately, he was all proper,” Cocchi stated.


The deputies had been merely doing their obligation, Chief Deputy Sheriff Robert Hoffman stated.


“We had a court docket order that is been offered to us and it is our job to effectuate that court docket order,” Hoffman stated. “It was Miss Woods’ arrival with her automobile and her trailer that actually precipitated issues to go haywire.”

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