Woman Goes Directly to Jail After Monopoly Attack

Laura Chavez allegedly stabs boyfriend after boardgame gone wrong

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 27, 2011 10:26 AM CDT | Updated Oct 30, 2011 7:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – Monopoly and going directly to jail have never combined in such a literal fashion: A 60-year-old Santa Fe woman went straight to you-know-where after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend following a game of Monopoly gone wrong. Police say Laura Chavez copped to attacking the 48-year-old man last week with a kitchen knife; he was "bleeding heavily from his head and right wrist area" when authorities arrived shortly after midnight. The man says she also cracked a glass bottle over his head.

Chavez apparently thought her boyfriend was cheating at the game, which allegedly precipitated the argument and attack, reports the Santa Fe New Mexican. Shocking side note: The two had reportedly been drinking. Sad side note: Her 10-year-old grandson was playing the game, too, and witnessed the arguing—but luckily went to bed before the stabbing. Chavez has been charged with aggravated battery and resisting and assaulting a police officer, among other things. (Click for another weird crime.)

Do not collect $200.
Do not collect $200.   (©Mike_fleming)
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