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A Pound of Cure

A Callaway, Fla., woman was arrested for beating her husband with a rock because he was smoking a cigarette. When police arrived, the couple was outside their house, the 51-year-old man shielding himself from his 41-year-old wife, who was hitting him with a rock, officers said. The man had cuts and bruises, and was bleeding. The wife continued beating him while screaming at him to give her the pack of cigarettes, even after police told her to stop. The unnamed couple explained that they both had the flu, and the wife thought smoking was unhealthy for him. She claimed she had been “dealing with a lot of [expletive]” for a long time, and added, “a woman can only take so much.” She was charged with aggravated battery domestic violence, and the rock was booked as evidence. (JW/Northwest Florida Daily News) ...WARNING: The Surgeon General has determined that your wife is the real hazard to your health.
Original Publication Date: 23 January 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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