Miranda Woman Allegedly Attempts to Stab Neighbor After a Disagreement Between Their Daughters
A woman allegedly attempted to stab a neighbor over a dispute between their children, according to Miranda resident Michaella Burns. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Amber Lynn Friend about 8:30 a.m. yesterday at the old Whispering Pines Motel in the 6500 block of the Avenue of the Giants. Friend has been charged with Assault and Battery.
Burns told us that about 8 a.m. she “started hearing blood curdling screams.” She stepped outside and saw Amber Friend, who lived down the road.
“I saw a car rolling,” she said. “Amber had a pig sticker, you know like a Rambo knife.”
According to Burns, when Friend got out of the car she didn’t put it in park. “She jumped out of her car and let it roll. Another neighbor jumped in and pulled the emergency brake.”
Residents from around the neighborhood began pouring from their homes. “On the way up here she hit someone’s dog.” (The dog’s owner told neighbors that it appears to be okay now.) Burns said the woman began throwing rocks at would later turn out to be the wrong house.
When the man she was looking for came out of the neighbor’s house, Burns said Friend tried to stab him with the very large knife. “The other neighbor grabbed her from behind,” Burns explained.
One neighbor took the knife away but Friend continued to try and fight those holding her, said Burns. “She was babbling all sort of nonsense. You could smell the booze radiating out of her….We took her to the ground until the Sheriff showed up from Garberville about 8:30 a.m.”
Burns said that Friend was angry at the man she allegedly attempted to stab because of a dispute between their two daughters. “Thank goodness, the kids weren’t there,” Burns said. “The kids had got on the bus just three to five minutes before… .”