Wife Cuts Husband With Scissors For Drinking Her Last Beer


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Craig Boudreau Vice Reporter
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A Pennsylvania woman has been charged by police after cutting her husband with scissors and biting him because he drank her last beer.

Tracey Lee Giffin, 45, of North Union Township, Penn., has been charged aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment over the incident, local CBS Pittsburgh affiliate KDKA reported Wednesday.

“She had gotten up and was upset that he had drank one of her beers,” Pennsylvania State Trooper Patrick Biddle wrote in his arrest report.

It all started when Giffin woke up from a nap after a day of drinking. She discovered her husband, Joe, had done what no one should ever do: drink someone else’s last beer. That’s when she grabbed a pair of scissors and started slashing at him. She also bit him on the arms and thumb, KDKA reports.

A neighbor says fights between the two are commonplace.

“It’s like a soap opera. You sit on the porch and you get reality TV,” Bill Sellong told KDKA. “They’re arguing a lot, use a lot of foul language.”

This isn’t Giffin’s first foray into odd legal troubles.

The Observer-Reporter ran a story in December, 2013, where Giffin and her then-boyfriend, William Edward Balas, got into a domestic dispute because Giffin forgot to get barbecue sauce from the store. During the fight she bit Balas on the nose and hand. Both were charged with simple assault and harassment and spent Christmas Eve in jail.

KDKA also says that in 2008, Giffin was arrested and convicted for kicking a pregnant woman in the stomach over an unidentified dispute.

Giffin is in Fayette County Jail on $5,000 bond.

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