PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Pittsfield woman has been charged with assaulting her neighbor with a candle.
The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/H3hgHZ) reports that Vera Allison pleaded not guilty in Central Berkshire District Court on Wednesday to charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. She was released on personal recognizance.
Police say the 57-year-old Allison got into an argument on Tuesday with her neighbor over comments the neighbor made about Allison's brother.
The other woman told police Allison walked toward her with a large candle, struck her in the head with it, then pulled her to the ground by her hair and began punching her.
Police say the other woman put Allison in a headlock until she agreed to stop fighting and go back home.
Both women suffered minor injuries.
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