Monday, January 11, 2010

A Shocking Tale From Washington

Wife allegedly switches wires on saw to shock hubby

Jan 11 2010

OLYMPIA, Wash.— Court papers allege that an Olympia woman, angry that her husband left her, tampered with his power tools so that he received a powerful electric shock. Carolyn Paulsen-Riat was booked Friday into the Thurston County Jail for investigation of third-degree assault, domestic violence, and second-degree malicious mischief. A judge released the 33-year-old woman on her own recognizance.

The Olympian newspaper reported that court documents said that on Jan. 1, the man was using a 220-volt table saw when he received the shock, knocking him to the ground. Thurston County sheriff's deputies said the man did not need to go to a hospital.

In the documents, deputies said the woman told them she had reversed the wires on his power tools because she was angry he was leaving. "I'm a good looking woman, good cook, and great in bed. What's his problem?" she told deputies.


Information from: The Olympian,

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