Pensacola, FL (December 19, 2018) – Police say that a 39-year-old woman was arrested after she beat her ex-boyfriend over his head with pieces of a broken wooden chair. This stemmed from an argument about their cat.
The woman, identified as Christy Smith, was arrested on Sunday around 11 p.m. on domestic battery charges. Smith said that she came to her ex’s home in Ferry Pass because she was having an argument with him about their cat and wanted to talk it out in person.
Around 10:45 p.m., she beat on the back door of her ex’s house with a wooden chair, causing it to break. When the man tried restraining her, she struck him in the head six times with the pieces of the chair.
Smith tried to run into a shed to hide after law enforcement officials arrived at the scene but they were able to arrest her. The ex-boyfriend told police that he instructed Smith not to come over to his home but she didn’t listen.
He also told police that Smith was threatening to fight his new wife, which is when she broke the chair. The wife told police that she made the call and recorded the altercation.
Smith has since claimed that she didn’t remember striking her ex with the chair. She has been arrested on domestic battery charges.
Pensacola Domestic Battery Laws
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