A Bethlehem woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend with a steak knife last night after he slapped her sunburned butt, according to an arrest affidavit.
Police responded to an apartment on the 800 block of Wyandotte Street for a report of a man who had been stabbed. Officers arrived to find Michael Martinez holding pressure to a bleeding wound on his side.
He told police that he was at the residence of his girlfriend, 24-year-old Tiffany Sherry, on the 900 block of Wyandotte Street when he slapped her butt as she was doing the dishes. He said the smack was a joke because he was aware she was sunburned in that area.
Sherry allegedly became irate and turned from the sink holding a large steak knife. Martinez said that as he began to back away from the woman into the living room area, she followed with the knife pointed at him.
"What are you going to do, stab me in front of your children?" Martinez said, according to the affidavit. He said Sherry then told her two children to leave the room as she poked him with the knife in the abdomen.
According to Martinez, as he continued to back away, Sherry raised the knife and stabbed him in the right shoulder. As he began to turn and run away when Sherry allegedly screamed, "I'm going to f––ing kill you," and stabbed him a second time in the right upper back.
Martinez was treated at St. Luke's Hospital, while Sherry was arrested as she returned to her residence. Sherry is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, harassment, terroristic threats and simple assault. She is jailed in Northampton County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.
The Smoking Gun reports that this isn't the first time Sherry has been accused of wielding a kitchen tool as a weapon. The woman was arrested in 2008 for stabbing a man with a fork during an argument over diapers.