Cops: Woman threatened apartment managers when she lost water service

Izola Russaw
Izola Russaw

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A woman threatened to kill managers at her Alpharetta apartment complex when she lost water service, police told Channel 2 Action News.

Izola Russaw, 69, faces a felony terroristic threats charge and was evicted from the Avana North Apartments following the threat, Channel 2 reported.

One of the managers called 911 and said Russaw threatened them with a gun, according to Channel 2.

Management told the news station they had a water main break that morning and had to turn the water off to the entire property.

“And she told us because we couldn't turn her water on that she was going to come down to the office and go crazy and shoot us all with her gun,” an employee at the apartment complex said in the 911 call obtained by Channel 2.

In an interview with Channel 2, Russaw acknowledged that she went too far, but said she believed apartment management went too far as well.

“It's just a natural response to wrongdoing and I overreacted,” she said. “... I think they overreacted (as well).”

Russaw is out of jail on bond. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

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