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Woman wreaks havoc with cane in grocery store

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) — On Wednesday, July 20, officers responded to a Publix at 1010 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd about a woman who allegedly wreaked havoc.

According to the affidavit, 29-year-old Samantha Ahnefeld chased people with canes, threw rocks at people and vandalized cars.

When officers found Ahnefeld at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Rosa L. Parks, they noticed she had blood on her arms and pants. She reportedly acted erratically, inconsistently and sporadically. Officers arrested her and found shards of glass, rocks and pieces of metal in her pockets.

Officers spoke with the first victim, who said he was standing outside the store when Ahnefeld swung a cane and hit him on the back of the head for no apparent reason, according to the affidavit.

Ahnefeld then walked into the grocery store and the first victim was injured in the back of the head and had to be stitched up.

Officers spoke with a complainant who claimed that when Ahnefeld entered the store, she became belligerent, according to the affidavit. She then reportedly held the cane and started swinging it.

Ahnefeld left the Publix in the parking lot where she began hitting vehicles with the cane and destroyed the rear windshield and driver’s side mirror of a 2022 Honda CRV.

According to the affidavit, a witness saw Ahnefeld drive away from the parking lot and throw the cane into a nearby intersection. Officers later found and recovered the cane. She then threw a stone at the witness and fled when the police arrived.

Ahnefeld was arrested and charged with vandalism and attempted aggravated assault causing grievous bodily harm and trespassing. His total bail was set at $7,000.

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