CRIME

Woman Stabs Husband With Scissors After He Drinks Her Beer: Police

"If I still had arrest powers, I would have arrested them quite a few times,” a neighbor said.

A Pennsylvania woman is accused of stabbing her husband with scissors after he drank her last beer.

Tracey Lee Giffin, 45, of North Union Township, Pennsylvania, was arrested on Sunday after she allegedly slashed her sleeping husband with scissors and bit him, according to PennLive.com.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance call and were met by the suspect’s husband.

He had blood on his chest and stomach from several cuts, as well as teeth marks on his arms and left thumb, according to TribLive.com.

He told troopers he and his wife had been drinking earlier in the day, but Tracey Lee Giffin had gone to bed.

“She had gotten up and was upset that he had drank one of her beers,” Trooper Patrick Biddle wrote in his arrest report.

The suspect was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment. She remains in the Fayette County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond until an Aug. 31 court date.

Bill Sellong told CBS Pittsburgh he’s heard them fight before.

“It’s like a soap opera. You sit on the porch and you get reality TV,” Sellong said. “They’re arguing a lot, use a lot of foul language.”

James Unice told WWLP that he hears a lot of “late night ruckus” at the house.

“I’m not surprised whatsoever. I did a little law enforcement myself, and if I still had arrest powers, I would have arrested them quite a few times,” he told the station.

Alleged food-related conflict also landed Giffin behind bars in 2013. She and another man, William Edward Balas, spent Christmas that year in the Washington County Jail after they allegedly started fighting because Giffin neglected to pick up barbecue sauce from the grocery store, according to the Observer-Reporter newspaper.

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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