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Woman cuts rope of window washer during argument about damaging her television antenna

By Mason White 4:58 PM February 8, 2016
Window washer (illustration) 

By: Chan Yuan
A woman was arrested for cutting the rope of a window washer after accusing him of damaging her TV antenna.

The woman of Russia, was arrested on charges of attempted murder after the window washer nearly lost his life due to her actions.

Maksim Merkushev of Moscow, survived after the woman cut his climbing rope, which caused him to fall eighth stories.

The 49-year-old woman came out of her apartment with a knife. She walked onto her balcony and cut Merkushev’s climbing rope.

Fortunately, the man survived because he had an additional safety rope, which kicked in after he fell eight stories.

The worker and the woman allegedly had an argument before the incident. The woman complained that the worker damaged her television antenna during work.

She threatened Maksim that she would cut his rope if he did not immediately repair her antenna. When Maksim did not comply, the woman carried out the threat.

The woman told investigators that she did not think the rope would snap so quickly. She wanted to scare Maksim and cut just a bit of the rope.

However, things turned out differently. A criminal case has been launched into the incident and the was charged with attempted murder.