Woman Threatens Neighbor With Knife, Boiling Peas: Police

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014  |  Updated 8:46 AM EDT
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Woman Threatens Neighbor With Knife, Boiling Peas

Bridgeport Police Department

Mercedes Bowman, 35, of Bridgeport, is accused of threatening her neighbor with a kitchen knife and pot of boiling peas.

A 35-year-old Bridgeport woman is facing charges after threatening her neighbor with a knife and a pot of boiling peas, according to police.

Police said Mercedes Bowman and the 57-year-old victim both rent rooms in the same house at 941 Noble Avenue.

The victim told officers that Bowman threw out food he asked her to cook for him, then threatened him with a kitchen knife and pot of boiling water.

He went back to his room and called police. Investigators said a witness confirmed the victim’s account.

Bowman was charged with threatening and breach of peace.

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