Doctors remove fork from woman’s hand after being stabbed by husband for hitting him with burritoBy Mason White 5:00 PM March 27, 2016
|Suzanne Hurlvert and Carl Owen Smith|
By: Mahesh Sarin
A woman was rushed to a hospital with a fork stuck in her hand.
Police in Florida, were called to the couple’s home after the woman hit her husband with a Taco Bell burrito and he retaliated by stabbing her.
Police arrested both, Suzanne Hurlvert, 51, and her husband, Carl Owen Smith, 66, shortly before midnight, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office social media post.
Police said that when they arrived to the home, they found the fork’s four tines deeply embedded in Hurlvert’s hand. She had to be taken to the hospital and it was removed by staff at North Okaloosa Medical Center, police wrote.
Police said that Hurlvert “was relatively calm and in good spirits, but had a fork protruding from her right hand.”
She told deputies that she and Smith got into an argument because he wanted to go out to the bar to drink every night.
During the argument, she hit him in the back of the head with her half-eaten Taco Bell Burrito Supreme. Smith then stabbed her hand with the fork he was using to eat a Taco Bell pizza and left their home, police said.
Portions of the burrito were located on the floor, scattered on the sofa, and on a lamp shade.
Police located Smith at a Crestview bar. Smith initially said that he threw the fork at Hulvert, but did not stab her. When the deputy showed him a photograph of Hurlvert’s hand with the embedded fork, Smith began laughing and revealed that there has been a lengthy history of domestic violence between them.
Both now face felony charges. Smith is charged with aggravated battery, domestic violence related and Hulvert was charged with domestic violence related battery, second or subsequent offense.