Post by Graveyardbride on May 29, 2015 5:45:29 GMT -5
Woman Stabbed in Dispute over 'the Last Rib'
MUNCIE, Ind. – A dispute over "the last rib" at a family barbecue ended with one Muncie woman stabbing another in the eye with a fork, police said. Sabrina A. Davis, 45, was arrested Sunday night on a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness. According to an affidavit, Davis was a guest at another family's gathering when the homeowner's daughter became upset because Davis took "the last rib from the kitchen." That woman confronted Davis "about taking all the food," and told Officer Amy Kesler that Davis responded by stabbing her in the left eye with a fork she had been using "to take meat from a pan." The victim had "at least two small lacerations on her left eyelid," Kesler wrote, and her eye was "swollen and bloodshot."
A witness told police the victim "was frustrated that Davis was taking so much food from the house," and after being wounded in the eye, "grabbed a knife from the counter and was trying to get to Davis." However, Davis maintained she was acting in self-defense, insisting the other woman was already brandishing the fork when she stabbed her in the eye.
Davis – who remained in the Delaware County jail on Tuesday under a $5,000 bond – confirmed "the dispute was over the last rib in a pan," Kesler wrote. The Muncie woman has past convictions for theft and conversion.
Source: Douglas Walker, The Star Press, May 29, 2015.
Wow, I was expecting to read the woman had been left blinded, not that she only had lacerations on the eyelid. She is very lucky, and I am willing to bet Davis won't be invited to any further family meals.