Assault with a deadly squirrel


A vend­ing machine sell­ing brassieres in Osaka, Japan, attracted a lot of atten­tion but few cus­tomers. Une Nana Cool Corp. said seven bras had been bought via the machine as of Dec. 20.  A com­pany offi­cial said a lot of women had exam­ined the machine but they declined to pur­chase bras at a cost of 3,000 yen (about $29). “It must be some­thing that takes time to get used to, but I would like women to see how it feels to buy a bra from a vend­ing machine,” the offi­cial said.

ceramic squirrelHelen Ann Williams of South Car­olina was wait­ing for her hus­band to bring home some suds late Christ­mas Eve but he returned empty handed, say­ing all the stores were all closed. That appar­ently made Williams go off the deep end. While the vic­tim was mak­ing him­self a sand­wich, Williams allegedly grabbed the ceramic squir­rel and smashed it over his head. Then she stabbed him in the chest with it, police said. The man fled to a neighbor’s house, where he called police. Offi­cers arrived to find the man with a “large, deep” gash from his left shoul­der to his chest, , accord­ing to FOX Car­olina.  Williams report­edly claimed that he fell and cut him­self.  But she had blood on her hands.  She was held in the Charleston County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Offi­cers located the vic­tim, Robert Sven­son, lying on the floor with a stab wound on Christ­mas Eve. Turns out he was stabbed by his daugh­ter, 22-year-old Nadja Sven­son. The two of them had stepped out­side to look at the night sky and talk about the con­stel­la­tions.  Nadja appar­ently didn’t like what dad had to say and stabbed him.   Nadja indi­cated, “he acci­den­tally ran into the knife,” offi­cials said. They’re not buy­ing it and a charge of second-degree assault is pun­ish­able by up to seven years in state prison and Nadja is due back in the 10th Cir­cuit Court on Jan. 2.

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