Utah ‘frenemies’ fight ends with pot-smashing, window-crashing fit of rage

Posted at 3:20 PM, Aug 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-06 17:26:06-04

ST. GEORGE, Utah – A 30-year-old woman is now facing felony charges after a “frenemies” fight in which police said she smashed pots and lawn decor before throwing a statue through a window in a fit of rage.

Rebecca Leigh Cooper, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Aug. 4, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

According to the St. George News, officers were called about an altercation between two women Wednesday night near 2500 E. and 100 S. in St. George.

So what sparked the bestie brawl?

Officers said one woman told them her friend, Rebecca Leigh Cooper, was texting her and harassing her because she thought the woman had been talking badly about her.

Court documents state Cooper then told the woman she was on her way to her house and was “going to kick her a–.”

Police said when Cooper got to the woman’s house, she started pounding on the door and when the woman answered an argument ensued.

Officers said Cooper grabbed the woman’s arm and tried to get her out of the house but the woman was able to get free and slam the door.

According to court documents:

“A few seconds later she heard loud crashing noises and Rebecca still screaming outside on the front porch. She opened the door and Rebecca was throwing items from the porch and smashing them. These items included several lawn décor and pots on the porch.”

Police said Cooper then grabbed the woman a second time but the woman knocked off her glasses which only added to the rage.

Court documents state:

“Rebecca became very upset at this point and started to throw more items on the porch against a vehicle in the driveway. She caused several dents to a small passenger vehicle. In her fit of rage, she took a statue from the lawn and threw it through a front window causing it to shatter and break.”

At that point the woman said she was going to call police and Cooper left.

When officers saw the damage at the woman’s house, they went to Cooper’s home to arrest her.

Cooper is facing charges including second-degree felony burglary, third-degree felony criminal mischief for causing damages exceeding $1,000, and a class B misdemeanor for assault.

Cooper has since been released on a $15,623 bail.

She is scheduled to make her initial court appearance Aug. 11.

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