A confrontation between a couple in an SUV in a Best Western parking lot and a group of hotel guests came to a bloody end when a woman got out of the SUV and slashed three men with a 12-inch machete, police said.
Allison Maitland, 34, of Hanson was arrested early Sunday morning after she allegedly attacked the men outside of the Best Western Plus hotel in Sharon, according to police.
According to the police report, the confrontation began when a New York man and his two adult sons who had just attended a wedding together noticed a silver SUV pull into the hotel’s parking lot and park diagonally across a space with its rear tires on the grass. When Maitland and the man inside the SUV started “making a lot of loud sexual noises,” one of the brothers made a comment to “get a room,” the report states.
The driver, who police identified as Sean M. Perry, 35, of Hanson, and the brother got into a fist fight in the parking lot, and the other brother attempted to separate them, according to the report. When the driver was knocked to the ground, a witness said Maitland got out of the vehicle with the machete in her hand and began to “slash at everything in front of her,” according to the report.
One of the brothers sustained a severe laceration to his clavicle/pectoral area; the other sustained a severe laceration to his left wrist that required immediate surgery, and the father sustained a deep laceration to two of his fingers, police said.
“They didn’t know each other,” Deputy Police Chief Donald B. Brewer said. “Basically they met each other in the parking lot, some words were exchanged, and things got out of control quickly.”
Maitland was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury and one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. She was arraigned in Stoughton District Court Mondayand ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing Friday, according to court records. Perry, the alleged driver, was taken into custody and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. He is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.