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Girlfriend stabbed police officer and burned down boyfriend’s house because she wanted her teddy bear back

By Mason White 5:01 PM October 25, 2017
Brittany Bonin
Brittany Bonin
By: Mason White  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A woman flew into a rage after being unable to get a teddy bear she left behind in her boyfriend’s home, according to police in Florida.

Michael DeMalia of Edgewater said that 22-year-old Brittany Bonin broke into his home and set it on fire.

After breaking things in the home, she went outside and stabbed a police officer who tried to intervene and break up the fight.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said that an off-duty police officer who intervened when his neighbor’s fight spilled onto his property took a knife to the lower back on Saturday evening when he shielded DeMalia from Bonin.

Captain Cliff Williams, a more than 25-year veteran of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, suffered a non-life-threatening injury in the incident around 4:20 p.m., on Pine Tree Drive, in Edgewater.

He was treated at a hospital.

Edgewater police charged Bonin with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree arson, tampering with a witness and battery.

She was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail and is being held without bail.

Williams, who started with the Sheriff’s Office in 1989 after serving in the United States Marine Corps, has a long history of service to the agency.

His career included assignments on road patrol, in the courthouse, as a recruiter, in internal affairs, and as a watch commander.

He led the agency’s Honor Guard, developed a boot camp program for juvenile offenders, and served as assistant commander of District 6, headquartered in DeBary.

Sheriff Mike Chitwood said he was proud to hear that Williams had stepped in to help put a stop to the fight.

“It just goes to show you are never truly off duty,” the sheriff said.

“He took a knife that was meant for someone else because his instinct was to step in as a protector. I’m not surprised he did, he’s proven and tough, and that’s what our men and women are trained to do. I’m just a little surprised the knife didn’t bend when it hit him,” Chitwood added.

Bonin was angry that she did not get back her teddy bear, which was in her boyfriend’s home.

She broke two fish tanks belonging to her boyfriend and set his home on fire.

DeMalia said that he was ready to return the teddy bear, but Bonin flew into a rage before he had a chance to do so.