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Homeless Woman Allegedly Threatens To Kill LAPD Chief's Wife

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) —The wife of Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has been granted a temporary restraining order against a homeless woman accused of threatening to kill her.

In court papers filed on Thursday, Cindy Beck said that on Sept. 12, a woman called her cell phone numerous times claiming that the police chief was following her and harassing her and that she wanted it to stop.

Mrs. Beck said she reported the calls to her husband, and detectives determined the caller was 43-year-old Veronica Roberts.

Mrs. Beck said Roberts called her again on Tuesday, screaming and threatening to kill her at her home.

According to documents, the transient reportedly said, "Cindy, I'm gonna kill you. I'm gonna come to your house and pummel you."

In a voice message, Roberts also allegedly said, "I'm gonna get you and your dogs."

The suspect was arrested in Pacific Palisades for investigation of stalking, and was being held on $200,000 bail.

She was ordered to stay away from Beck pending a Jan. 9 hearing.

KCAL9's Brittney Hopper said Roberts' family didn't want to comment on the situation out of fear for their lives.

They did, however, confirm that Roberts has suffered from mental illness and has made death threats to her family members in the past.

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