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This fire occurred on July 26 of last year in Leicester, Massachusetts. The homeowner, Kelly O’Brien, was arraigned on February 13. The short video (above) does not show all of what occurred prior to O’Brien being handcuffed. More details are in the story by Kim Ring.
A 46-year-old woman who tried to use a garden hose to put out a fire in her house is facing criminal charges.
Kelly O’Brien is charged with interfering with firefighters during a fire in her home in July.
Her lawyer, James McKenna, of Millbury, says police unnecessarily roughed up his client and left her bruised and banged up after the emotional experience.
McKenna said a 14-year veteran police officer also trumped up the charges against O’Brien by asking the court to charge her with interfering with a firefighter, assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.
O’Brien was at home with some of her children about 5:30 p.m., July 26 when they smelled smoke and realized there was a fire in their house at 330 Henshaw St., said her lawyer.