PD: Woman breaks into north Phoenix home, stabbed by young girl

Posted at 1:58 PM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 21:07:59-04

Two young girls are credited with defending themselves at their north Phoenix home after a woman broke in through the doggie door on Monday.

According to police reports, a man contacted police around 10 a.m. after his 10- and 12-year-old daughters called him on FaceTime, saying a woman had broken into their house in the Norterra area.

Police reports state Kristen Anderson crawled through the doggie door and threw one of the girls on the couch, holding her down. The second girl, armed with a knife, then stabbed Anderson in the chest.

Anderson reportedly rubbed blood onto her own face, then on the face, legs, and hair of one of the victims.

Police said both girls ran out of the home with their two dogs.

Responding officers found Anderson walking down the street, yelling, "You can't control me."

Officers brought Anderson to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for the stab wound and given a psychiatric evaluation. As hospital staff were performing a CT scan, Anderson reportedly attacked a nurse, kicking her in the stomach.

Anderson is facing second-degree burglary, aggravated assault, and kidnapping charges.