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– A woman who police said was caught on camera tearing apart an office and knocking her boss unconscious while her children and co-workers watched faces charges of battery and criminal mischief.

On Sept. 14, New Haven police were called to a business where they found the owner lying on the floor and a desk overturned with papers, files, a computer monitor and phones on the floor, according to court documents.

The documents did not identify the business.

Witnesses told police that Carrie A. Andonian, 43, hit the man in the upper back and he fell to the floor.

Andonian, an employee of the business who had dated her boss, argued with him earlier in the day, left the property and later returned with her three children, ages 6, 8 and 12, according to court documents.

A video shows Andonian throwing items across the room, kicking chairs and hitting the man. Andonian is also seen nearly hitting her daughter with a business phone as she slammed it, court records said.

The victim later told police that he walked away at one point but was struck in the spine and neck, causing him to fall to the floor, unconscious.

Andonian then poured water on him, according to court documents.

Andonian, of the 1800 block of Tyland Boulevard in New Haven, had not been arrested as of Friday.