Florida woman Tracy Dimasi, 39, was arrested at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday for stabbing her boyfriend after a disagreement over his pet, Pasco Sheriff's County Office Public Information Officer Doug Tobin told The Huffington Post in an email.
The boyfriend, age 41, told a case detective that he and Dimasi do not live together, Tobin said. However, Dimasi alleges that they do, and provided the same home address as her boyfriend when she was arrested.
Dimasi told investigators that she and her boyfriend had gotten into an argument over his cat being out, according to an arrest report obtained by HuffPost. The boyfriend, whose name has not been released, said that Dimasi then tossed the cat out of an open window and left the room.
The man stated that he followed Dimasi into a spare bedroom, where she "struck him with what he thought was a fist." He then noticed blood seeping through his shirt, saw a knife in Dimasi's hand, and realized he had been stabbed. After a struggle, he called 911.
Dimasi's version of events is different. She told police that after the quarrel over the cat, her boyfriend pushed her to the floor and stepped on her neck. In a later interview, she told an officer that the man "grabbed her by the hair and smashed her face repeatedly into the tile floor," and described the man kicking, punching and choking her.
However, Dimasi also allegedly admitted to grabbing a steak knife off the counter, walking to the spare bedroom, and stabbing her boyfriend when he followed her, though she "could not explain how the victim sustained three stab wounds."
The woman was taken into custody on a charge of aggravated domestic battery, The Tampa Bay Times reports, in lieu of $10,000 bail.