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Woman living in fear of resident

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Woman living in fear of resident

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An elderly woman says she is living in fear within her own home because of the behaviour of a resident.
Eleanor Rayside, 76, has been living in St Philip, after retiring from working in New Jersey ten years ago. She lives a peaceful, quiet life but that all changed last Wednesday.
“Wednesday night I was sleeping when I was awoken by smashing glass. When I got up and went to where the sound came from I saw he had broken a window with a rock,” she said.
Rayside said the man had a history of mental instability but had never troubled her before. She said she was not sure what had changed although she speculated it might have something to do with the man’s live-in partner leaving him in fear of her life.
“There was a woman living with him but she told me she woke up a night to find him standing over her with a screwdriver.
“She said she was leaving and going home back to Guyana. I don’t know if this set him off but I know he’s off his medication and has been acting strangely,” she said. (CA)