Yarn + domestic violence?

by Shannon on November 19, 2008

Oh, Cleveland. Only in my hometown could the forces of good (yarn) be turned so horribly awry. You know, like Emperor Palpatine or something:

A Stark County husband is facing a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. He is accused of trying to shove a ball of yarn into his wife’s mouth.

The wife also accuses her 55-year-old husband of trying to flip her off the chair she was sitting in. The woman is ok.

Police Chief Harley Neftzer says a dispute over the upcoming holidays apparently lead to the incident. The chief does not recall any prior problems at the residence.

(link — thanks to Nancy for the heads up!)

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

karen November 19, 2008 at 1:44 pm

I can’t imagine how that didn’t make the local news here in Canton!? That street mentioned is mighty close to Yarnia.

carrie November 19, 2008 at 3:07 pm

indeed it is close to yarnia… and my house :-O. and i know Harley, too!

Mel November 20, 2008 at 7:50 am

I have a vague recollection of a Domestic in England that resulted in the husband/boyfriend being stabbed with a knitting needle.

julie November 20, 2008 at 11:02 am

We have a local story going on here where a woman has been starving her step daughter. The story revealed that she is a knit blogger, so tons of people found her blog and left hate posts.

Shannon November 20, 2008 at 11:06 am

I heard about that one briefly, Julie… ugh! The one article I read was just itching for a fight, painting knitters as crazy, stash-obsessed selfish beeyatches. Umm, yeah, but not in THAT way. Starving a kid is a little more out there than hoarding Malabrigo sock yarn when you don’t actually knit socks. (Cough cough. Guilty as charged).

Veselka December 4, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Wow. I didn’t know Cleveland was in Stark County.

Shannon December 5, 2008 at 8:51 am

It’s not, but this story happened within the larger metropolitan area.

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