SMH: Crazed Woman Goes Ballistic And Starts Stabbing Folks Up In The West Hollyweird Target With A Butcher Knife

- By Bossip Staff

Well this sounds a tad bizarre:

An off-duty sheriff’s deputy says he pursued a woman who was wielding two large knives through a West Hollywood Target store before he arrested her on suspicion of stabbing and wounding four people. Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Clay Grant Jr. said he was shopping for paper towels Monday afternoon when people around him started running away.

He grabbed his duty weapon, ordered her to drop the butcher’s knife and the carving knife and followed her from aisle to aisle until she complied.
Another shopper, Katy Winn, says the woman was screaming, “There is no witness protection program!” as chaos broke out in the store.
Grant says the woman looked lost and confused, like she didn’t know where she was.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.


A woman who stabbed and wounded four people in a busy Target store Monday afternoon was arrested when an off-duty sheriff’s deputy pulled his gun and ordered the woman to the ground as screaming shoppers ran from the building, authorities said.
Layla Trawick started randomly stabbing people with two blades — a butcher’s knife and a carving knife, Los Angeles sheriff’s Sgt. Josh Mankini said. The 35-year-old Antioch woman was arrested with the help of private security guards and booked on suspicion of attempted murder.
“She was literally walking up and down the aisles slashing people,” said sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore.
When off-duty sheriff’s Deputy Clay Grant saw her and ordered her to drop the knives, she ran away and he chased her through the store, aisle after aisle, Whitmore said.
Several shoppers who saw Grant pull out his weapon feared he was a gunman and began running and screaming, adding to the sense of panic, Mankini said.
“If he wasn’t there, who knows? Someone would be dead right now,” Mankini said. “He had no communication with outside law enforcement. He’s just some guy doing his shopping. We’re pretty proud of him.”
Three women and a man were stabbed and taken to area hospitals, Mankini said. One of the victims was stabbed in the neck and shoulder.
One of the victims was a woman holding a baby, but the baby wasn’t hurt, Whitmore said.
Katy Winn, a freelance photographer from West Hollywood, was browsing the store’s selection of Mother’s Day cards when she heard someone screaming.

Sounds like somebody broke out of the looney bin…Poor thang.


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  • Shemander

    What in the world?

  • White Male

    It was a crazy white b*tch. Are you surprised?

  • http://deleted white male

    There are always a lot of weirdos at the bus stop in front of that target, its also like one block away from the street with all the .

  • RedboneKillBill

    Whoa, I hope everyone makes a full recovery.

  • Don'tGiveAWhat

    Lawd forgive me, but I’d have hurled a gl.a.s.s vase at her head hard enough to kill her and copped out on self-defense.

    Where’s her case worker? Every *poor* paranoid schizophrenic should have one, for public safety purposes. (The rich ones are able to afford both meds AND a private staff to tie their “eccentric” @sses to the bed whenever they freak out and need to up the dosage. Sad but true.)

  • yes its true

    Wonder which one of the men in her life pushed her to this point?


    @ White Male

    Stop mistaking the word “weirdo” for crazy. Crazy is clearly someone who is off mentally while weirdo is just someone who is different.

  • Theorius Stylez

    Wonder which one of the men in her life pushed her to this point?

    At some point we have to stop blaming others for what we do. SHE is crazy, and SHE will stand trial for attempted murder by herself.

  • http://deleted white male

    what does weirdo mean?

  • OOOooofucthaaaat!!!

    She must have stabbed a lot of white people because if i was there she would have got her issue!

  • Deirdre B Pride

    I was just reading about this. Sounds like she is mentally ill. Notice how he wasn’t threatened by a knife? Recall how many times a cop has killed a person because of a knife. I never see a need unless the cop is a sissy.

  • Don'tGiveAWhat

    @ white male

    Zoe Kravitz, Erykah Badu, Prince, Cee-Lo Green, and George Clinton (or Rick Rubin, Joaquin Phoenix, and Cyndi Lauper, if none of those ring a bell… LOL – I keed) are all WEIRDOS.

    People who violently attack random strangers on buses and in Target are CRAZY.

  • eyesrthesoul

    It happened in Target. I know she had a knife and all, but someone couldn’t have found something heavy enough to knock the crazy b!tch out with? Instead of just screaming and running while people are getting cut up? Good thing that cop was there. Everyone else was obviously just going to let her slash up the whole damned place.

  • tootie

    Now I’m scared to go into Target.

  • They sell aluminum bats dont they?

    She’d uve got one upside the head with the quickness!

  • They sell aluminum bats dont they?


  • We "Blacks" Are The REAL Hebrew Israelites

    Mental illness is no joke. There is NO stigma in getting help. None AT ALL. PLEASE get help. I have a cousin who is bipolar and medication has made her life easier to the point where she can function and contribute as a member of society.



  • Mac


  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    it will come to the point where either i won’t leave the house or i will be paranoid running around with mase, tasers, knives and whatever else i can fit into my pockets to protect myself…

  • It's me

    Man, I would have punched the shyt out of that bytch. She would have been looking up seeing birds flying around her shyt

  • Don'tGiveAWhat

    @ damnclown

    If I were the woman who was stabbed WHILE HOLDING MY BABY, that crazy bish would have been begging the police to shoot ME once I got my hands on her. Real talk, sorry if it sounds cold.

  • Detroit

    The question becomes, Why was she screaming there is no witness protection program? I think the story is a lot bigger than what’s being said… but thank god no one was killed.

  • HF

    @ damnclown

    U beat me 2 it…

  • Retard = Bossip

    Someone else said but, WTF! I’m thinking he would’ve said drop the knife and popped her if she didnt’.

    In Chicago dude got popped for coming out of his car and pulling our a cell phone.

    This women actually had not 1 but 2 knives and bloody people everywhere!


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