One woman seeking revenge on a romantic rival smashed the
windows of her South Philadelphia home and dumped a box of live
white rats inside, police said.
"I'd have to say this is a first," Officer Christine O'Brien
said on Thursday.
In a long-running dispute over a man, the jealous lover and
about eight other women friends used a baseball bat to break the
glass and toss the rodents inside at about 11 p.m. Wednesday in
the Grays Ferry neighborhood, Philadelphia police said.
The gang also punched the 30-year-old victim, inflicting cuts
and bruises, and stole her purse containing identification and
about $200, police said.
The victim was able to identify at least one of the attackers,
who fled in a Chevy Lumina.
(Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Gunna Dickson)
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