Forty-four-year-old Helen Ann Williams of
According to the police report, Williams' husband was unable to purchase beer early Wednesday morning because stores were closed after . After returning home and informing her of this fact, he began making himself a sandwich. Enraged by the lack of beer on Christmas Eve or perhaps her husband's sandwich-making in the face of disaster . . . Williams picked up a ceramic squirrel, hit him in the head, and then stabbed him in the chest.
Officers first arrived at the scene and noticed scratches on the man's face, a "large amount of blood smeared across his upper body and down his arms,” and a large gash in the man's chest. Rather than admit her role in the squirrel attack, Williams initially told police her husband must have fallen. The officers had a difficult time believing in an accidental squirrel impaling as Williams' hands and clothes were also covered in blood.
The police arrested Williams and she was held at the