Police: Wife Aimed at Hubby But Decked TV

'He pushed me over the edge,' says woman
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2007 5:10 AM CST
A Michigan woman allegedly aimed a gun at her husband but shot their TV instead.   (Shutter Stock)
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(Newser) – A Michigan woman allegedly aiming a gun at her husband killed the couple’s flat-screen TV instead, the Detroit Free Press reports. The woman, 61, explained to a police dispatcher that her husband "pushed me over the edge" but insisted she wasn't trying to hurt him. She said her spouse was dealing poorly with a stroke and a family death, and was "taking it out on me."

The frightened husband told cops he put a pillow over his eyes when his wife pulled the trigger. He hid in the basement until officers arrived. His wife faces assault and weapons charges carrying penalties of up to 12 years in jail.