By: Sarah Rogers
LONGMEADOW, Mass. — A Massachusetts woman is accused of attacking authorities with a swarm of bees to stop a court-ordered eviction in Longmeadow.
On Thursday, the Hampden County Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page that on Oct. 12 at around 9:30 a.m., Rorie Woods drove up in her Nissan Xterra with a flatbed trailer attached up to a residence as deputies were serving a court-ordered eviction.
“She quickly jumped out of her SUV and started trying to unleash thousand of bees in manufactured hives as a deputy jumped onboard and tried to stop her,” the department said in a statement.
The department said the deputy was stung several times in his face and head.
According to the sheriff’s office, Woods flipped the entire hive tower off her flatbed, which “extremely agitated” the bees. Deputies said this led to several members of the sheriff’s office and other bystanders getting stung, the report said.
Donning a beekeeper suit, deputies were able to arrest Woods as she attempted to a hive closer to the door of the home, according to the statement.
As deputies walked her to a cruiser, one of them told her that he and several other deputies were allergic to bees.