Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Man called 911 when wife shot TV

A woman in Washington Township, Michigan, was angry because her husband wanted her to turn up the heat and pulled out a gun and shot their flat-screen TV while he cowered behind a pillow.

Joseph Grucz called 911 in late January from their basement, and said, "My wife's got a gun. She's shooting at me." He told the operator that his wife Cheryl Grucz was angry because he wanted the heat turned up. She fired a round while he hid his head in a pillow, striking the plasma TV, then went upstairs.

"She's all excited about it because she's so cheap," the husband said. The wife, who had picked up another phone, told the operator she wanted to tell her side.

"I'm not going to hurt him. He has pushed me over the edge, that was all," Cheryl Grucz said, "He has had a stroke, and he's taking it all out on me."

"No I'm not," her husband said.

"Yes, he is," she told the dispatcher.

Cheryl Grucz was arraigned on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, with a potential penalty of 10 years in prison. She also faces a felony firearms charge. The judge also ordered her to enroll in a domestic violence counseling program. (info from The Associated Press)

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