HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - Police used a taser and pepper spray to subdue a woman who they say removed all of her clothes while attacking a slushie machine over the weekend.
Holyoke Police Lt. Isaias Cruz told 22News that Brenda Diaz of Holyoke had her two children (ages eight and 11) in the car at the time of the incident Sunday morning at the Shell station at Whiting Farms Road and Lower Westfield Road.
According to Cruz, state troopers were called to the gas station just before 7:00 A.M., where they found a 26 year-old woman inside, causing damage to the machine. The troopers called Holyoke police in to assist them. A taser and spray was used to try to subdue Diaz, but Cruz says the suspect took off all of her clothes and continued to fight, kick, and yell until they finally got her under arrest.
Cruz told 22News that this behavior is often a sign of PCP use, because the person under the influence feels very hot and agitated.
Diaz will be arraigned in court Monday morning.