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Woman: Niece damaged automobile with machete on East Side

YOUNGSTOWN — Police investigated an 11:31 p.m. Saturday complaint on Pearl Street on the East Side involving a woman accused of using a machete to break another woman’s car windshield .

Other people surrounded the alleged victim’s car and kicked the doors and windows.

No one was injured, and no arrest was made.

The alleged victim, of South Pearl Street, reported that she believes her niece had stolen money out of her purse Saturday night. She said she drove the niece back to the niece’s home on Ridgewood Road on the South Side. When she got there, the niece’s son threw water bottles at her vehicle, she said.

About 10 minutes after arriving back home on Pearl Street, the niece arrived in a vehicle with about four other people.

According to a police report. the niece was holding a machete, which she used to hit the windshield of the alleged victim while she was inside the vehicle, causing it to crack and shatter around the passenger side.

Police were told the group kicked and punched the car’s doors and windows. The alleged victim called 911, and the group left, she reported.

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