Food appears to be the weapon of choice in Florida this week. A couple days ago, we saw a man who was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend with a hamburger (here). Now, Elsie Egan, 53, in Dunnellon, Florida was arrested for allegedly hitting her boyfriend Peter Schabhuttl, 49, several times in the head with a raw steak.
Schabhuttl is described as disabled and terminally ill with cancer. He has reportedly lived with Elsie for 16 years — until that is she allegedly hit him “on top of his head with an uncooked steak (approximately 10-16 oz.).” They were arguing over the bread that would be served with dinner. Schabhuttl wanted a roll, but Egan offered sliced bread. Bread was therefore the motive but the steak was the weapon. It is not clear if she will claim a tenderizing defense but 16 ounces can carry a wallop.
Elsie has been charged with felony domestic abuse.
The fact is that steaks have long been used in assaults as shown in Napoleon Dynamite:
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