Incompetent-Irresponsible Knife Use of the Day: Woman cuts self trying to stab Ex.


Arielyss Vargas significantly cut herself while trying to stab her ex-boyfriend with a kitchen knife.

When her ex-boyfriend threw her phone against the wall, Arielyss Vargas, 20, from West Palm Beach Florida, got angry. She grabbed a kitchen knife and repeatedly tried to stab him. It didn’t go as planned.

From Palm Beach Post:

Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies were called to Vargas’ home in suburban West Palm Beach on Wednesday morning in response to a domestic dispute. The ex-boyfriend told deputies that he had thrown a cellphone against the wall because Vargas was speaking “to other guys on the phone while he is the one paying for it,” according to the report.

Vargas began punching the 24-year-old man, then headed to the kitchen, where she grabbed a knife. The man dialed 911 after Vargas allegedly tried to stab him several times. During the confrontation, Vargas accidentally cut her fingers, the report said.

The report does not state the extent of Vargas’ injuries, but deputies found a large pool of blood on the kitchen floor.

Vargas told a deputy that she grabbed the knife after the ex-boyfriend broke her phone, keeping her from calling law enforcement, and refused her request to leave the residence. Vargas said she “tried to scare” the man by stabbing at him.

He should have fought back using an alligator. They are considered a deadly weapon.

Stay weird Florida.

(h/t DR)


  1. Sam L. says:

    Musta grabbed the knife by the blade, or some other loss of coordination.

  2. Simon Melbourne australia says:

    Although stabbing is not a proportionate response obviously, Gavin Debecker would refer to the boyfriends controlling behaviours, refusing to leave and damaging property as pre-incident indicators for domestic violence.

    1. cmeat says:

      from appendix three of “the gift of fear”:
      “i am advocating something far more practical, something we might call bullet control.”
      “i propose that we hold gun manufacturers to the same product- liability standards we require for every other consumer product.”
      since you bring him up.

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