A Rhode Island woman pleaded not guilty in Massachusetts to charges she threw a hot cup of coffee on a parking enforcement officer.
Krystle Charley was arraigned Wednesday in Brookline District Court on charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Police said the 23-year-old resident of North Smithfield, R.I., tossed her coffee at 64-year-old Claire MacPherson in Brookline as MacPherson was writing out a $25 ticket for an expired meter on Tuesday. MacPherson was not hurt.
Charley’s friend, Vicky Curry, who witnessed the tossing, said it was MacPherson who was yelling at Charley.
Charley was released on personal recognizance and ordered to return to court in April.
It was unclear if she had hired an attorney.