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She Took the Words Right Out of Her Mouth

Caterina Froio-Chaput, 46, went to the local American Legion post to confront the bartender, who she accused of sleeping with her estranged husband. The woman told Froio-Chaput she was not allowed in the bar, and had to leave. Froio-Chaput allegedly responded by hitting the bartender in the face, and then grabbing the bartender’s false teeth and yanking them out of her mouth. As the victim ran, Froio-Chaput then allegedly threw a beer bottle at her, which hit her. Naturally, the police were called in, and an officer confronted Froio-Chaput to ask where the dentures were. She didn’t have them, she told the officer. When the officer asked if he could search her belongings, Froio-Chaput pulled off her vest and threw it down. Another officer picked it up and found the teeth in the pocket. The bartender “must have planted them in my pocket,” she said. Froio-Chaput was arrested and charged with assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon — the beer bottle. (RC/Worcester Telegram) ...Now there’s a criminal whose bite is worse than her bark.
Original Publication Date: 23 November 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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