It apparently wasn’t a very happy Valentine’s Day yesterday in Washington County, Ohio, in one household, resulting in a domestic violence arrest rather than love being in the air.
A woman there reportedly was so disappointed that her husband didn’t buy her a Valentine’s Day gift that she struck him in the head with a mini baseball bat.
The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. yesterday in Belpre Township, Ohio.
The victim told responding cops that “46-year-old Kimberly Hammond had been drinking, and that after a verbal altercation, she began to hit and scratch his face. He says she then grabbed a mini baseball bat and hit him in the back of the head, knocking him unconscious. She continued to attack him as he regained consciousness,” WTAP reported.
The source of the altercation was that she was upset that her hubby didn’t buy anything for Valentine’s Day, according to what the woman reportedly told authorities.
Evidently adult beverages were involved, given that the woman allegedly recorded a.221 on a breathalyzer test after admitting that she had been drinking.
The husband declined any medical treatment for his injuries.
Washington County Sheriff deputies charged the wife with felonious assault and domestic violence, and she is being held in a local jail for a hearing in Marietta Municipal Court.
It’s one day late (unless you’re already planning for next year), but when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, gift cards and e-gifts were supposedly the best way to go this year, as the Inquisitr previously suggested. Although not fully romantic, with a gift card one’s beloved can choose her own gifts. In another trend, Americans are said to be spending a lot less, on average, for Valentine’s Day gifts. Just last year the average was around $300 each, a substantial investment, but this year’s expected spending is $212 for the average gift.
Other possibilities — especially for singles who otherwise might feel left out — include weekend getaways (especially given that Valentine’s Day 2016 fell on a Sunday), day trips, even a nice meal and a movie at home, or reconnecting with friends.
According to one expert, one of the most important tips is to not ignore Valentine’s Day. It might be better to make some kind of plans and just do something rather than doing nothing. A trip to the local prison probably would not be among the desired romantic activities.
As another Inquisitr Valentine’s Day-themed article noted, Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be just about the gifts such as flowers and chocolate, or the resulting attention. It should be about a couple sharing some much-needed time together. Whatever you planned to do on Valentine’s Day, it should have been an activity that both partners enjoyed, which probably doesn’t include getting clocked in the head with a mini baseball bat.
Reacting to the Ohio Valentine’s Day assault, Barstool Sports maintained that the wife may have been too quick to make a preemptive strike with the baseball bat, as it were, in this scenario.
“You cannot, under any circumstances, hit someone with a bat because they didn’t get you a Valentines Day gift when its only 11 a.m. There’s like 10 more acceptable hours before you can start to get mad he didn’t get you anything. He might have a fancy dinner planned, he might be taking you out dancing. He might give you your gift while you eat chocolate covered strawberries and sip champagne.”
Would you ever resort to physical violence if your significant other either forgot or just straight-up didn’t buy you a Valentine’s Day gift?
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