A woman in Lake Park, Florida, faces battery charges after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend for threatening to hurt her pet turtle.
Marie Seymour, 53, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, the Associated Press reports.
Seymour told police she and her boyfriend were drinking when he said he would harm the turtle. When he allegedly came after Seymour, she claims she took out her paring knife and stabbed him in self defense, according to a police report obtained by the Palm Beach Post.
It’s not clear where Seymour's boyfriend was stabbed, but when police arrived, he told them he did not want Seymour to go to jail.
Deputies did not agree.
Seymour was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail and was released on $3,000 bond, Sarasota Patch reports.
Neither the name of the turtle nor the victim have been released.