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12/28/2013 12:30 pm ET

Helen Ann Williams Stabbed Beerless Husband With Ceramic Squirrel: Police

Charleston County Jail

This is just nuts.

Helen Ann Williams of South Carolina was charged with domestic abuse after stabbing her common-law husband with a decorative ceramic squirrel because he came home late on Christmas Eve -- without beer.

The 44-year-old North Charleston resident was waiting for her husband to bring home some suds late Tuesday night, but he returned empty handed, NBC News reports. He told her that 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. Just after midnight, 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, as well as cuts on his face, according to FOX Carolina.

Williams reportedly claimed that the victim fell and cut himself, according to the Associated Press. She had blood on her hands, but claimed that it wasn't the victim's.

She was held in the Charleston County Jail on $10,000 bond. The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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