Apparently, ketchup doesn’t only go well with greasy fries or burgers; it’s also a great way to save a loved one’s life. A Tennessee man managed to stop this angry neighbor from stabbing his wife by squirting ketchup on her. Authorities are still trying to figure out why the woman attacked the couple.
Woman Got Angry After Man ‘Attacked’ Her with Ketchup Bottle
According to Murfreesboro authorities, the incident, which reportedly occurred on the 31st of May, involved Shalonda Latrice Shepard, a woman who apparently had a beef with her next-door neighbors.
The man told the authorities that at 2:45 a.m., Shalonda knocked on their front door. When the two opened the door to see who it is, the angry women threw a bowl of sugar at the Tennessee man’s wife.
She then took out a knife and assaulted his wife. While Shalonda was stabbing his wife, the man went to the kitchen to retrieve something he could use to fight off the berserk neighbor.
Now, instead of a grabbing a knife or some blunt instrument, the man grabbed a bottle of ketchup and returned to where his wife was struggling with Shalonda.
According to the police report, after the individual emptied the bottle’s contents on Shalonda, the woman stopped stabbing his wife, looked straight at him and told them that ‘she’ll take care of them.’ Shalonda left the house and returned to her apartment.
The Tennessee man called the authorities who assessed the woman’s condition before transporting her to the hospital. Fortunately, the wounds were non-life-threatening. The ER doctors said that the woman had cuts on her stomach, back, and left elbow.
Shalonda was taken into custody later that day and charged with criminal trespass and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
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