A Queens woman who allegedly harassed her neighbors and landlord for months was arrested on Saturday for stabbing her housemate, police and witnesses told The Post.
The perpetrator and victim each rented separate rooms in the South Ozone Park apartment complex where the landlord lived downstairs.
Nazia M. Vaughan knocked on a neighbor’s door and started arguing with the woman inside, pulling out a knife and cutting the 31-year-old victim’s forehead, chest and legs. the official said.
Vaughan, 28, fled and was arrested about a block away, police said. She was charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
The accused attacker, who has rental subsidies from the city, moved into his 127th Street home in May and was introduced to the property by the city’s Department of Human Resources, said the terrified landlord, who requested anonymity. is doing.
The victim was taken to Jamaica Medical Center where he was admitted, the NYPD said.
“Since her [Vaughn] Here she is… she was just trouble,” the landlord pissed off at The Post.
The $1,945 rent for the one-bedroom apartment was paid for by CityFHEPS, a rental assistance program, the landlord said.
The woman’s erratic behavior has terrified residents for months.
The homeowner, who lives downstairs with her 7-year-old daughter and sister, claims Vaughan, who lives upstairs, tried to set the house on fire. Flooded the landlord’s apartment and locked the car. He repeatedly banged on the landlord’s and victim’s doors. I even jumped out of her second floor of my own apartment.
“The city needs to evaluate these people very carefully before letting them into private homes. is putting property at risk.She did it in her own apartment.I’m very, very scared.I’m afraid to leave the house alone because she will do something.”
The landlord said he heard a knock on his door at 6:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day but did not respond. On Saturday morning, as she was praying, she heard a cry.
“I thought she was having a fight with her boyfriend because that’s what she usually does. Then I heard another girl screaming. I asked her if she was okay.” I texted her to confirm. She said “I was stabbed. I said I was going to call the police. She said she called the police.”
The landlord said he saw Bourne run down the stairs and out of the building. When the victim was later brought out by first responders, she had “blood all over her face,” the landlord said.
The landlord deduced that the unsuspecting victim had been attacked after responding to the front door, thinking it was the police, but realized it was a twisted tenant who had been knocking on the neighbor’s door early in the morning.
“She was caught off guard. She had just come out of the bathroom and was wearing a robe. She thought it was the police who were knocking on the door. Why did she call the police?” [Vaughn] It was bothering her,” said the landlord.
Neighbors said the police had been at the house at least once a week for the past three months.
The NYPD did not immediately have information regarding past troubles with Vaughan in the building. A NYPD spokesperson said the victim and attacker “know each other.”