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Florida Woman Rips Off Grandmother's Bra, Robs Her: Police

08/14/2014 03:11 pm ET | Updated Aug 17, 2014
Volusia County Sheriff

A Port Orange, Florida woman attacked and burglarized her own grandmother to get money for a hotel room, police say.

Brigitte Matzke, 25, and her husband, 26-year-old Alex Caldwell, were arrested Monday shortly after the alleged attack, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Police responded to a 911 call reporting screaming and banging coming from the house. They found the 84-year-old alleged victim, Aida Matzke sitting on her stoop crying.

Investigators say that at about 9:40 p.m., Brigitte Matzke and her husband went to her grandmother's home and demanded $80 to spend the night at a hotel. Matzke allegedly grabbed her grandma, ripped off her bra, twisted her wrists and stole jewelry after her grandmother refused to give her money, WPTV reports.

When Aida Matzke tried to call 911, her granddaughter ripped the landline phone out of the wall and threw it at her.

The suspects fled with $1,900 in stolen items including jewelry and a cellphone.

Shortly after midnight, a local deputy spotted the pair's car at a gas station in South Daytona. Caldwell was removed from the vehicle and arrested. Matzke was located hiding in the men's bathroom of the gas station.

They were both charged with assault and battery, false imprisonment, grand theft, possession of methamphetamine and threatening a witness.

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