I am not sure whether this should be filed under “Axes, Hatchets, and Machetes”, “Crime and Punishment”, or “Irresponsible Knife Owner of the Day”. I suppose I should embrace the healing power of the word “and”. A Montana woman has been charged with burglary and aggraveted assault. Strangely, not with rape.
From The Smoking Gun:
As detailed in a criminal complaint, Samantha Mears, 19, entered the victim’s Great Falls residence Friday when he was not home. When the man returned, Mears “confronted him from behind with a machete.” Mears then allegedly told the man to “get on the bed and remove his clothes.”
The victim told police that he complied with Mears “for fear of his safety,”adding that he “did not feel he could leave the room at that time without being hurt by Mears.”
Investigators charge that after Mears removed her pants, she climbed atop the victim “and they engaged in intercourse.” The victim said that Mears–who was holding the machete–bit him on the arm and “continued to have sex with him after he attempted to end” the encounter.
Machete-point rapes are a common occurrence in many parts of the world. In Montana, not so much.