Friday, May 10, 2013

Fart in the face led to knife fight

It started when he farted. A woman from Immokalee, Florida, who is accused of throwing a kitchen knife at her longtime boyfriend told detectives she became angry when he passed gas in her face while they were watching TV on Tuesday night.

Deborah Ann Burns, 37, said when she confronted her 53-year-old boyfriend about the flatulence he told her to “shut up.” The two began arguing and at some point ended up in the kitchen, deputies reported. The boyfriend was later found outside the home with a small knife wound to his stomach.

Burns told detectives her boyfriend was the one who wielded the knife, but he told deputies it was Burns who threw the 8-inch kitchen knife at his stomach. The victim said Burns then left through the back door, but shortly returned to the front door in an attempt to get back inside the home.

The couple’s fight continued to escalate, with Burns eventually picking up a stick and hitting her boyfriend’s arm. She ran away from the home before deputies arrived, but they later found her. Burns is being held at the Naples Jail Center on a $50,000 bond, facing a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

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