A woman has gone on a knife-wielding rage against her neighbour just a week after being freed on bail over a separate matter.
Sporting purple hair, but lacking the matching purple dressing gown of her previous appearance, a disheveled and downcast Linda McAdam decided against a second bail application.
Instead, she pleaded guilty to the latest charge and had bailed refused to appear again in Albury Local Court next month.
The 58-year-old Lavington woman has been charged with contravening a prohibition or restriction in an apprehended violence order.
That followed an alleged breach from eight days earlier, for which magistrate Rodney Brender had given her bail with a warning that she would be back in custody if she did not adhere to the conditions of her bail and the AVO.
The bail refusal applied to the earlier matter, which along with her fresh charge has now been adjourned to July 13 in order to set a hearing date.
Police told the court that the latest matter involved McAdam committing a breach by trying to contact a neighbour who lived directly below her in a block of Klose Street units.
The neighbour walked out the back door of his unit on July 2 about 9am to put some rubbish in his bin.
He then saw McAdam returning to the unit block in her car, parking directly outside his home.
“As the accused approached the door leading to the stairwell, she has started to scream “you’re trying to kill me”.
“Linda,” he replied, “just stop this now and it won’t go any further.”
At one point she stood on a balcony waving a knife around, clearly intoxicated, and yelled into the street, claiming later she had been king-hit by the victim.
Police found no injuries.