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Topless Woman, 61, Attacks Officers With Meat Cleaver

Topless Woman, 61, Attacks Officers With Meat Cleaver

Meat cleaver allegedly used by a 61-year-old woman, who was topless, to attack two police officers. [Portland Police Bureau]

New York Daily News via YellowBrix

October 14, 2010

PORTLAND, OR – Two police officers were nearly hacked to death by a topless woman who attacked them with a meat cleaver on Tuesday.

The bizarre assault came after two veteran cops in Portland, Ore., were called to an apartment complex after a call came because a naked woman was allegedly outside the building and screaming, according to police.

When the officers arrived, a neighbor informed them a woman had pushed out the window screen from her second floor apartment. The two retrieved the screen and knocked on the woman’s front door.

They could hear vacuuming inside, and spoke briefly with 61-year-old Phyllis Ann Lasich through the door, the police report states. A few moments later, after hearing a crash inside, the door flew open and the half-naked woman emerged.

“Die expletive,” the police report claims Lasich yelled as she swung a large meat cleaver.

She allegedly struck one of the cops, who was unharmed as the blade hit his radio holder and left hip.

One officer drew his weapon while the other held a Taser, police said. Lasich allegedly swung the cleaver around briefly, threatening to kill the police officers, before getting caught on the screen from her window. She eventually listened to the cops’ commands and laid on the ground.

Police took her into custody, during which time Lasich thanked them, according to authorities.

“Thank God you are here! They’ve been coming to kill me all day!” she said, the report says.

The 61-year-old has not been charged.


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    I agree Sheriff_1, but even better they were veterans or she might be here.

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    NewYork911

    almost 4 years ago

    1672 Comments

    Can anyone say...Double Tap...Glad the LEO's are ok..

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    batman2944

    almost 4 years ago

    738 Comments

    You're right Caz...She's very fortunate to be alive!! Glad the officers were not hurt....

    "Stay in the Fight"

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    Sheriff_1

    almost 4 years ago

    8024 Comments

    Mental case.

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    hotmomperez03

    almost 4 years ago

    1898 Comments

    hahaha wao crazy people........

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    LakewoodSgt19

    almost 4 years ago

    192 Comments

    I'm guessing no charges because she's completely off her rocker and the prosecutors know they could never get a conviction. "Naked" anyone means it's a good guess that someone is either bug-nuts crazy or on drugs - either way it means one step up on the "on guard" chart above where we should normally be anyway. Glad the boys made it through okay, but remember that job #1 is everyone in blue goes home safely if there is any way humanly possible...

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    Lawful_Blue

    almost 4 years ago

    1184 Comments

    Resident Evil came to mind as I read the first couple sentences..........haha

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    BklynsFinest347

    almost 4 years ago

    2016 Comments

    Not to Monday-morning quarterback, because I wasn't there, but using a taser on an EDP (emotionally disturbed person) has a 50/50 chance of it working in them (i.e. on drugs, alcohol, etc). If you're faced with DPF, use DPF. This idiot should of been shot, she almost lopped off one of the officer's radio holder off his hip!! Again, I wasn't there so I'm not second-guessing these brave officers.

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    Robocop33

    almost 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Damn crazy people out there are simply dangerous as hell! Great job the officers did and very fortunately they were not injured nor did they have to kill the woman.

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    CAZ

    almost 4 years ago

    1428 Comments

    Due to lack of information concerning her condition if it was due to drugs, alcohol, a mental condition or a combo of the previous listed all I can say is I am glad to hear the Officer's were not hurt. And she is very lucky to be alive.

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    aussie4

    almost 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    Leo safety is the most important thing, with two Leo's there and for her to get at them that easily I would say they were caught off guard which can and has resulted in 'our' death. I am glad they are safe.

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    donmac85

    almost 4 years ago

    86 Comments

    That's both scary and gross, thankfully nobody was hurt

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    She was having a very bad hair day. Rx meds or illegal drugs. Both are just as dangerous.

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    Rocky_Racoon

    almost 4 years ago

    230 Comments

    Meth is a helluva drug. Sounds like something out of a 1960's horror movie.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    no more drugs for her

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