A woman running to be Quincy’s next mayor allegedly egged her neighbor’s house

Brenda Ryan said the charge against her is only an "accusation."

A woman seeking to be the next mayor of Quincy allegedly threw eggs at two homes on her street earlier this year.

Brenda Ryan, a researcher and author, was summoned to court on a charge of defacing property after police began investigating the reported incident in April, The Patriot Ledger reports.

Ryan, a political newcomer who is looking to unseat Mayor Thomas Koch in Tuesday’s election, told the newspaper Wednesday that the charge against her is only an “accusation” and declined to provide additional comment.

A police report obtained by The Ledger indicates a Cranch Street property owner told authorities someone threw eggs at the residence when her tenant was home and another property belonging to her was also egged.

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The tenant told police he saw a woman throwing eggs from behind a car — which was registered to Ryan — and took pictures, The Ledger reports.

During their investigation, police spoke to Ryan, the report says. When officers told her they were looking into the incident, she allegedly said, “Yeah, that was me,” the newspaper reports.

“She also said she should apologize to (the victim),” an officer wrote in the report, according to the newspaper. “I asked why she would throw eggs at her neighbor’s house and she said she’d rather not say.”

Koch’s campaign declined to comment to The Ledger about the allegations against Ryan. She is due back in court for a pretrial hearing in December, according to the newspaper.

 

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