Saturday, January 21, 2012

Paranormal Stupidity IV: Man Blames Ghost for Abusing Wife

"I might not look all that scary, but I especially like to terrorize women..."
A Wisconsin man being hauled off to the pokey for domestic abuse against his wife certainly had an original excuse to tell the police: a ghost was responsible!

According to a January 18 criminal complaint filed in court 41-year-old Michael West and his spouse got into an argument on Sunday that turned violent. The victim told police that her husband twice strangled her, and that he also punched her in the face after she tried to contact 911.

When police arrived at the residence, the female victim had a bloody nose as well as facial bruising. During routine police questioning, West originally claimed his wife sustained injuries to her face and neck during several repeated falls. When pressed by the police, who pointed out scratches and marks on the woman’s neck, the drunken West quickly altered his story. “A ghost did it,” he suddenly claimed.

Needless to say, the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, police didn't feel the need to conduct a seance to prove the man wasn't telling the truth. West was arrested  on charges of strangulation, domestic battery, drunken and disorderly conduct, as well as resisting arrest.

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