Pickaxe-wielding suspect seen smashing windows of home as baby slumber


A California family is terrified to go home after a pickaxe-wielding woman was seen smashing their front windows as their newborn baby slept behind one of them.

The baby’s grandmother was watching the little one at the time. In terrifying surveillance video, you can hear her screams.

During the window-smashing spree the suspect returned three more times to Pasadena. “Questions, anyone? I’ll be back. Get out!” she said before walking away.

The family that just moved into their dream home has now put up eight windows and is too scared to return. 

“My wife, my kid can’t even come home,” homeowner Arman Tchoukadarian tells Inside Edition. “They’re terrified. They don’t want to come home.”

The emotional dad says if it weren’t for the quick-thinking grandmother, it could have been a much worse outcome. 

“She immediately grabbed the baby, and then as she looked up, she sees this crazy lady with a massive pickaxe about to swing it again. If she was five seconds later, my daughter would no longer be with us,” Tchoukadarian said.

A photo of the aftermath shows giant shards of glass in the baby’s bassinet.

The 65-year-old suspect, Beverly Baker, allegedly lives around the corner. Inside Edition heard from a neighbor that Beverly Baker has mental health issues. She screams obscenities sometimes at all hours of day.

After a prolonged standoff, Baker was finally arrested by police on charges of felony vandalism. Police claim that Baker was in a mental crisis and that the attack appeared random.

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