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Attorney for woman caught on video attacking neighbor with yard sign says incident was 'overblown'

Posted at 6:14 PM, Sep 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-04 18:48:47-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- An attorney for the woman caught on video attacking her neighbor with a “No Trespassing” sign says the argument was over a “property line dispute” and was “overblown.”

Vicki New, 67, was arrested last week and charged with battery and trespassing in connection with that incident.

New appeared in court Tuesday for her initial hearing, which was canceled and reset for a pre-trial conference on September 18.

In the video, New can be seen pulling the “No Trespassing” signs out of Miguel Rios and Luvia Roman’s yard and snapping them before she throws them at her neighbors. She can also be heard calling her neighbors “trash” and threatening to kill them.

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In a probable cause affidavit filed Friday, police say New admitted to breaking a "no trespass" sign that belonged to her neighbor and throwing it in the driveway. One of her neighbors, Rios, told police a piece of a wooden sign New threw during the attack struck him in the face – although New denied that.

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New’s attorney released a statement to RTV6 stating:

“We believe this to be a property line dispute which was unfortunately overblown and my client is committed to resolving all issues with deference to everyone involved.”





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