Wife found hiding in husband's alleged mistress' closet

April 18, 2011 2:11:24 PM PDT
A Peekskill woman is under arrest after police say she was found hiding in the closet of her husband's girlfriend.

The suspect faces burglary and criminal mischief charges, but this investigation is far from over after Peekskill police made a shocking discovery.

The evidence that was collected includes a large carving knife, latex gloves, a bottle of bleach and duct tape are all items police collected when they arrested 47-year-old Lizbeth Hernandez.

"We can only summize that at this time she was going to cause harm," said Peekskill Police Chief Eugene Tumolo.

Police responded to the report of a break-in at the Woods Three condo's. When they gained entry and began searching, they found Hernandez hiding in a closet.

"She obviously had arranged the cloting to exclude her from being readily seen when the closet was open," adds Chief Tumolo.

Police say they say they found some of the seized items with her, and found more items in her car.

The apartment, police reveal, belongs to the girlfriend of Hernandez's husband.

Neighbors are shocked by the news, and are just glad the neighbor reported the break-in.

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