Housekeeper gone wild pleads guilty to assault with weapon

Woman whose last day at work devolved into swinging fists, hammers and rocks, given suspended sentence in Revelstoke court.

  • Nov. 15, 2013 8:00 p.m.

A woman whose last day at work devolved into swinging fists, hammers and rocks, was given a suspended sentence in Revelstoke court on Wednesday.

Patricia Ann-Marie Cooke, who now lives in Kelowna, wasn’t happy when she was fired from her housekeeping job at the Best Western Hotel on July 6, so on her way out she knocked over a laundry cart, knocked down the hotel manager and swung a hammer at the maintenance manager who was escorting her out of the building.

The assault continued outside, when she swung at the maintenance manager with some rocks and then sucker punched him before finally getting in her boyfriend’s car and driving away.

The assaults were captured on video tape and Cooke was later arrested.

In court last week, she pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon and was given a one-year conditional sentence. The conditions say she is expected to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, avoid contact with any of the victims, and not return to the Best Western.

“You’re fortunate you’re not going to jail,” said justice Wilf Klinger. “The circumstances are really troubling.”

 

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