WASHINGTON (AP) -- A woman who prosecutors say chased a stranger at a bus stop while wearing a medieval costume and wielding a knife has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Thirty-one-year-old Malika Fateen of Washington was convicted in November of assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a dangerous weapon. She was sentenced Thursday in D.C. Superior Court.
According to government evidence, in October 2011, Fateen, wearing a purple medieval costume, sat down next to a woman at a bus stop. Prosecutors say Fateen verbally threatened the woman and brandished a large butcher knife.
Authorities say Fateen chased the woman as she ran into the street. The woman flagged down a passing cab and rode to a nearby neighborhood, where she called police.