Woman opens door to a knock-out punch in New Orleans East _lowres

Christine Catchings

A woman in the 12100 block of the North Interstate 10 Service Road in New Orleans East opened her door and got a brutal surprise around 7:00 a.m. on Monday — a punch.

Police said Christine Catchings, 31, punched the victim out and then rifled through her pockets for money. According to a preliminary police log, the victim, 42, awoke to see Catchings fleeing with cash and food.

Catchings was arrested and taken to Orleans Parish Prison, where she was booked for aggravated burglary and is being held on $7,500 bond.