Members of a St. Louis family are fearing for their safety after a hammer wielding woman who has been harassing them, threatening them, and yelling racist remarks at them for over a year has been released from jail and placed under house arrest, NBC News reported.
In the beginning of last year, Judy Kline attempted to break into the house of Fatima Suarez. Video footage captured the 54-year-old yelling into the camera, and using a hammer to try to force her way in. Inside the home at the time of the attack was Suarez’ father and her 4-year-Old sister. Kline was arrested that day and charged with aggravated burglary and property damage, but the case was never pursued. Due to never being held accountable for the bizarre attacks, Kline returned to the Suarez home more than five times. Footage from the ring camera showed Kline attempting to pick the front door lock in February and even stealing mail in March last year.
Frustrated, Suarez took to social media, and posted the videos to TikTok. After going viral, police finally began to take action. Even after receiving public pressure, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has released Kline from jail and placed her under house arrest. Due to her last behaviors, the Suarez family doesn’t believe the charges will be enough.
We’re stressed,” Fatima Suarez, 22, said in a TikTok post. “I don’t agree that they allowed her to be on house arrest because she clearly, she showed and she even said that she’s going to come back.”
According to public records, Kline was affiliated with the family’s home in the 1990s, then was deemed “incapacitated/disabled” years later and placed under guardianship and conservatorship. Now, she’s been instructed to stay at her home with a GPS monitoring device with exceptions for medical, religious, and court purposes.