A woman from Ohio, Frances Slyman, ended up in handcuffs after she allegedly assaulted an employee at a grocery store. The assault was done on the employee with steaks, after the employee made a derogatory comment about Slyman’s husband.
On February 8, Slyman, 44, was at the Giant Eagle Store’s butcher’s counter in Brunswick, and asked for two special cut filets. These thinly sliced filets were meant for her and her husband who happens to be dieting, as per Fox 8.
As per Slyman’s statement to the police, Alzbeta Barath, the 64 years old grocery store employee, made a derogatory and offensive comment about the weight of her husband (the employee called him ‘fat’, as per Medina Gazette) when she placed her order of filets, asking them to be cut smaller than what was usual because of the diet. After the said comment, she removed the plastic cellophane wrap covering the steaks and threw them directly at Alzbeta Barath. Medina Gazette reports that the steaks hit the employee on the shoulder and her eye.
However, after the meat assault, Barath refused to get any medical treatment for her shoulder and eye injury. After this incident, Slyman was released from the jail.
Slyman was at the store with her family and lost her cool at the statement made by Barath towards her husband, ultimately leading to the assault.
Medina Gazette also reports a witness who was also present at the scene, waiting for her order, but she revealed that nothing derogatory was said by the assaulted employee which would provoke such an attack from Slyman. The assaulted employee also maintained that she said nothing derogatory either and was just chatting with another employee about everyone being on a diet these days.
The charges levied on Frances Slyman were those of simple assault and the Brunswick Police later released her.
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