An enraged North Bellmore woman attacked her grandmother and tried to smother her with a pillow late Sunday after the 87-year-old refused to let the woman -- who appeared drunk -- retrieve her daughter, Nassau police said.
Rachelle Elliot, 23, showed up at her grandmother's North Bellmore home
at around 9:30 p.m. to get her daughter. The grandmother had been
baby-sitting Elliot's 3-year-old girl, police said.
"When the grandmother then attempted to use a portable phone, the
defendant grabbed the phone from her hand and threw it at the victim's
face, knocking out a tooth," the report continued.
Elliot "hurled the victim to the ground, physically dragged her to the
bedroom, forced her onto the bed and covered her face with a pillow,"
the report said. The grandmother broke free and Elliot walked away,
The grandmother was taken to Nassau University Medical Center where she was treated for her injuries and released.
Elliot was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree
assault and endangering the welfare of a child. She faces arraignment
at First District Court, Hempstead.