In another piece of strange news from the state of Florida where there is no shortage of it, a Broward County woman has been arrested after she threatened to “gut” a customer who complained after she farted in a local Dollar General store.
It was on Sunday evening that 37-year-old Shanetta Yvette Wilson dropped the “air biscuit” while standing in the checkout line and when her uncouth burst of flatulence was called out, she pulled out a “lock back knife” from her purse and escalated.
The man managed to escape this bizarre encounter unharmed but he then called the police who located the menacing farter and arrested her.
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) November 27, 2018
Via The Miami Herald, “Woman passes gas in store, then pulls knife on an offended customer, cops say”:
Passing gas in public is often embarrassing. But for a Dania Beach woman, doing so while waiting in line at a Dollar General store led to her arrest on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.
It’s what police say she did after a man in line complained about the act that led to the charge.
According to a Broward Sheriff’s Office complaint affidavit, Shanetta Yvette Wilson, 37, was in the checkout line at the Dollar General store on 120 S. Federal Hwy in Dania Beach on Sunday evening. John Walker, the customer standing next to her, got into a verbal dispute “in reference to the defendant farting loudly,” according to the affidavit.
Wilson allegedly pulled a small “lock back knife” from her purse, “opened the knife and told the victim she was going to ‘gut’ him,” the police report said.
While doing so, she pulled back her right hand with the knife as if she was going to attack the victim with it, the report read.
Walker was “in fear that he was going to be stabbed by the defendant,” the affidavit read.
Just a cautionary tale that you never know who is standing next to you in line.