Hill District woman goes on rampage in Monroeville restaurant, police say
Armed with a knife and a brick, a woman allegedly went on a Saturday night rampage at a Monroeville Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant, wounding four other women during a child's birthday party.
Lynaa Eva Dobbins, 20, of the Hill District was arraigned on Sunday in Municipal Court before District Judge Scott H. Schricker on multiple counts of assault, reckless endangerment and stalking. She was sent to Allegheny County Jail on a $100,000 cash bail.
According to the criminal complaint filed by the Monroeville Police Department, patrons gathering for a child's birthday party warned restaurant manager Randi Kania shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday to call authorities because Dobbins “was coming to cause problems” with the man whom she's accused of stalking, Garrett Lee Cogdell, 21.
Two minutes later, Dobbins and two other women burst into the restaurant in the 3800 block of William Penn Highway and a brawl ensued, police said.
Detectives believe Dobbins stabbed Brea Carter in the left ear. Police said Dobbins also hit Karen Wynnbush in the head with a brick and struck Kania and another woman, Neisha Davis.
No children were hurt in the fracas.
The two women who accompanied Dobbins were released after giving statements to police. They were not charged.
Criminal files describe Dobbins as 5 feet tall and 115 pounds.
Carl Prine is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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