Cops: Woman Hid in Closet to Ambush Hubby's Mistress

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011  |  Updated 6:48 AM EDT
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Cops: Woman Hid in Closet to Ambush Hubby's Mistress

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New York police say a woman with a carving knife broke into the home of her husband's girlfriend and apparently was lying in wait in her closet when she was arrested.

A police report says 47-year-old Lizbeth Hernandez, of Middletown, N.Y., broke a window Saturday to get into the girlfriend's condo. Neighbors spotted her and called police in Peekskill, 40 miles north of New York City.

Police say they found Hernandez under a pile of clothing in a closet. They say she had brought in the knife, duct tape and surgical gloves.

Peekskill Police Chief Eugene Tumolo said Monday that the witnesses who called police prevented violence.

Hernandez has been charged with burglary and criminal mischief. She is represented by Legal Aid, which did not immediately return a call.

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