A Queens lady who allegedly spent months harassing her neighbor and landlord was arrested Saturday for stabbing her fellow tenant, police and witnesses advised The Post.
The alleged attacker and the sufferer every rented separate models within the multi-family house in South Ozone Park, the place the owner lived downstairs.
The bloody assault unfolded simply earlier than 8 a.m. when Najia M. Vaughn allegedly knocked on her neighbor’s door, started arguing with the girl inside, then pulled out a knife and minimize the 31-year-old sufferer on the brow, chest and leg, residents and authorities mentioned.
Vaughn, 28, fled and was arrested a few block away, police mentioned. She was charged with felony assault and felony possession of a weapon.
The accused attacker, who receives rental help from town, moved into the 127th Street house in May, and was referred to the property by town’s Human Resources Administration, mentioned her terrified landlord, who didn’t wish to be named.
The sufferer was taken to Jamaica Medical Center, the place she was hospitalized, the NYPD mentioned.
“Since she [Vaughn] is right here…she has been nothing however bother,” the owner fumed to The Post.
The unhinged lady’s $1,945 lease for the one-bedroom condominium was paid by CityFHEPS, a rental help program, the owner mentioned.
The lady’s erratic conduct had frightened residents for months, and the stabbing is the newest in an obvious laundry record of disturbing conduct.
The house owner, who lives downstairs together with her 7-year-old daughter and sister, claims Vaughn, who lives upstairs, has tried to set the home on fireplace; flooded the owner’s condominium and keyed her automobile; repeatedly banged on the owner’s and the sufferer’s doorways; and even jumped out of her personal second-floor condominium.
“The metropolis ought to consider these individuals very, very rigorously earlier than they put them in personal homes. They are placing the proprietor’s life at risk, they’re placing the tenant’s life at risk, they’re placing the property at risk,” the owner mentioned, including, “I’ve to now spend a lot cash, I don’t know what harm she did in her condominium. I’m very very scared. I’m scared to go away my home by itself, that she do one thing.”
The landlord mentioned she heard banging on her door at 6:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, however didn’t reply. On Saturday morning, she was saying her prayers when she heard screaming.
“I believed she was combating together with her boyfriend, as a result of that’s what she usually do, then I hear the opposite lady screaming. I textual content her to see if she’s okay, she mentioned, ‘I’m stabbed.’ I mentioned I’m going to name the police. She says she referred to as the police.”
The landlord mentioned she noticed her victimized tenant race down the steps and outdoors the constructing, “blood throughout her face.”
The landlord surmised the unsuspecting sufferer was attacked after answering the entrance door pondering it was the police, solely to understand it was the twisted tenant, who had already been knocking on her neighbor’s door earlier within the morning.
“She was caught off-guard. She simply got here out of the toilet, she had a gown on. She thought it was the police who was knocking on her door. She had referred to as the police as a result of [Vaughn] was bothering her,” the owner mentioned.
Police have come to the home not less than as soon as every week for the final three months, a subsequent door neighbor mentioned, whereas a resident throughout the road mentioned cops have been frequent guests to the troubled house.
The NYPD didn’t instantly have info relating to previous bother with Vaughn on the constructing. Victim and attacker are “identified to one another,” an NYPD spokesperson mentioned.