Christmas Eve is a day for gift wrapping, family get-togethers, midnight Mass, and last-minute beer runs. Even when the last of these falls through, it’s still not a good day to stab your husband in the chest with a ceramic squirrel. Helen Ann Williams of Charleston, SC (above) probably knows that now.
According to the police report, Williams’ 41-year-old husband set out to buy some beer late Tuesday night, but he returned home empty-handed because the stores were closed.
That enraged Williams, according to the report, and as her husband set about making himself a sandwich, she picked up the ceramic squirrel and conked him over the head with it. Then she stabbed him in the chest with it, the report said.
The man fled to a neighbor’s home to call 911, and when officers arrived shortly after midnight — on Christmas Day by now — they found him covered in blood with cuts on his shoulder and face, according to the report. When he took off his shirt, they found a big gash in his chest, it said.
Initially, Williams tried to persuade police that her husband fell, but officers were skeptical because she also had blood on her hands and clothes, the report said.
Williams is charged with felony domestic violence assault, and was held on $10,000 bail. You just can’t make this stuff up.