Talk about a sting operating! A Massachusetts woman unleashed a swarm of bees to thwart an eviction.
Boy, did she have a bee in her bonnet.
So here’s what happened:
Rorie S. Woods drove into the driveway of 49 Memery Lane in Longmeadow on the morning of Oct. 12, according to court records.
“The Hadley woman allegedly unleashed a swarm of bees onto Hampden County Sheriff’s Department deputies attempting to serve an eviction notice in Longmeadow,” according to MassLive.com
She’s facing charges for assault and battery by means of a “dangerous weapon.”
Here’s what buzz led up to the incident:
Deputies were evicting a guy from a $1.5 million home in Longmeadow last Wednesday, right near the Connecticut border. And in the middle of it, Woods showed up and unleashed thousands of BEES on them.
Woods is 55. The guy who lives there has been refusing to leave for two years. And she was there protesting the eviction.
She pulled up in an SUV towing several bee hive boxes. Then she tipped one of the boxes over and smashed the lid to make the bees aggressive. She also put on a beekeeper’s outfit and carried a stack of boxes to the front door to stop the cops from going inside.
Several officers and bystanders got stung after bees swarmed the place. A few cops were allergic, and one had to go to the hospital.
Too bad they didn’t have a bee-bee gun!
But luckily, they’re okay.
Police arrested n her beekeeping gear. (I’m surpsised she wasn’t wearing a yellow jacket!)
Authorities were Sheriff Nick Cocchi said Woods’s actions “put lives in danger,” as several staff members who were at the scene are allergic to bees.
“We had one staff member go the hospital and luckily, he was alright or she would be facing manslaughter charges,” Cocchi said in a statement released by the Sheriff’s office.
Woods was arrested after carrying a bee hive close to the home and allegedly trying to agitate the bees further.
“I support people’s right to protest peacefully but when you cross the line and put my staff and the public in danger, I promise you will be arrested,” Cocchi said.