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Video: Pickaxe-wielding woman smashes neighbor's windows while grandmother inside saves newborn moments before glass shatters over bassinet – and attacker warns, 'I'll be back, get out'

Image Source: KTLA video screenshot

On Monday afternoon in a Pasadena neighborhood, a 65-year-old woman wearing a flowing gown while wielding a pickaxe is captured on home security cameras shattering the front windows of her neighbor's home. The bizarre attack nearly injured a 6-week-old baby inside the home asleep in a bassinet next to the windows.

The homeowner, Arman Tchoukadarian, told KTLA that his mother-in-law was babysitting his newborn daughter when the terrifying event occurred. He explained that the grandmother was able to quickly grab the baby just moments before the woman smashed the window above the bassinet.

"If my mother-in-law didn't act as fast as she did, my daughter wouldn't be here," Tchoukadarian said.

The 65-year-old attacker caught on home security cameras was identified as Beverly Baker. She returned to the home several times over a few-minute period to cause more damage to the home.

"She broke one window, went back," Tchoukadarian said. "My mother-in-law came out screaming and yelling to get my attention."

At one point, Baker can be heard on the security camera footage stating, "Questions? Questions, anyone? I'll be back, get out." The woman then leaves the property and heads back toward her home a few blocks away, where she was later arrested.

Investigators said they believe Baker may be suffering from mental health issues.

"She needs to be in the right place, getting the right help," Tchoukadarian said. "That's no excuse to go attack someone's family, attack someone's newborn and ruin their dream home, and ruin their life and sanity."

According to the homeowner, when police found Baker, she seemed "nonchalant" and was "walking with a pickaxe on her back."

Baker refused to surrender to authorities for approximately 30 minutes but was eventually taken into custody and charged with felony vandalism.

"I feel like we lost our safe place," Tchoukadarian stated. He told KTLA that his family was traumatized by the incident and estimated that Baker caused approximately $20,000 in property damage to his home.

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