Citizens For A Better Norwood

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Homeless woman arrested for attacking family on Elm St.

Norwood police arrested Tiffanie Schaffer, a 26-year-old homeless woman, over the weekend for allegedly chasing a male with a knife and spraying Mace on his 10-year-old sister and his grandmother. According to the Enquirer, Kristie Padgett was sitting outside on Elm Ave. when she called out to her mother, Shirley Werning as she was walking up the stairs. With that, Schaeffer began walking quickly toward the house and said, "Don't talk about my mom, (expletive deleted). She's dead and nobody talks about my mom." Claiming to have a gun, she then chased Werning’s grandson with a 3-inch knife, swinging at him 4 or 5 times. She is also accused of spraying Mace into Werning’s eye and onto her 10-year old granddaughter’s arm.

Schaeffer was arrested on multiple charges, including drug charges after police found her in possession of a crack pipe and prescription pills. The prosecutor asked for a high bond stating concern about the woman’s mental stability. Yesterday, a judge set the bond at $94,000.