Saturday, September 18, 2010
Woman tried to kill man who insulted her feet
Prosecutors in Everett, Washington said that a friendly challenge ended in bloodshed when a man teased a woman about having stinky feet.
Dallas Smith is accused of stabbing a man in the back at a party at her ex-boyfriend’s home on Sept. 7. Smith first became upset when she was unable to do a back flip. Smith boasted to party-goers that she was good at doing back flips and that she could do a flip off anything.
A man challenged her to do a flip off the deck. Smith took off her shoes and attempted the maneuver. She couldn’t do it. Then the man laughed at her and told her that her feet smelled.
Smith started to playfully wrestle with the man, rubbing her socks in his face. She started hitting him. After several seconds, he pushed her away.
She grabbed her coat, picked up a steak knife and headed for the door. On the way, Smith walked up to the man and stabbed him in the back. After calls to 911, a sheriff’s deputy found the man sitting on porch with the knife sticking out of his back, with the blade a few inches in. His lung had collapsed from the stabbing, but he is expected to recover from the injury.
Police arrested Smith at her parents’ home. She denied knowing about the stabbing and declined to speak with investigators. A witness told police that Smith came to his house that night and told him that she had hurt someone and she was in trouble. She told him someone had taunted her.
Smith, who has no criminal history, was charged with second-degree assault with a deadly weapon. She posted $50,000 bail and was released. On Wednesday a $250,000 warrant was issued for her arrest after Smith told a detective she was leaving for Australia on Saturday, and planned to be gone for several months. She surrendered her passport to a sheriff’s deputy and the warrant was quashed.
(info from http://www.heraldnet.com/ )