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Holyoke PD: Woman Removes Clothes After Attacking Dunkin Donuts Slushy Machine


HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — A bizarre incident at a Dunkin Donuts Sunday morning has led to the arrest of a 26-year-old Holyoke woman.

Holyoke Police Capt. Denise Duguay says that around 6:45 a.m. Sunday, Brenda Diaz went into a convenience store at 225 Whiting Farms Road, allegedly jumped the counter of the Dunkin Donuts inside, and began to attack the machine that made slushy beverages.

Diaz reportedly then went outside and ran towards a nearby hotel, where she proceeded to remove her clothes.

Officers had to use pepper spray and a stun gun to subdue Diaz and took her into custody.

Jose Cruz, a witness to what happened, says, “She came in, started hitting the wall over there, came over here, and knocked the machines down…went outside, started taking her clothes off, running around the cops chasing her, then she put them back on and they started tasing her.”

Diaz has been charged with destruction of property, three counts of assault and battery on a police office, disorderly conduct, and two counts of endangerment to children.

Duguay adds that Diaz’s two young children nearby at the time, so the state’s Department of Children and Families was also notified of the incident.

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