Cops: Woman Attacks Fiancé Over Recycled Ring

She believed he'd given the exact same engagement ring to an ex
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2016 5:15 PM CST
Cops: Woman Attacks Fiancé Over Recycled Ring
Inga Daftartiene   (Indian River County Sheriff's Office)

A Florida woman allegedly attacked her fiancé after realizing—at least in her mind—that she wasn't the first woman to whom he'd given the exact same engagement ring, the Smoking Gun reports. Inga Daftartiene was watching TV and drinking wine at home last Friday when she decided to look through old pictures of her soon-to-be husband, Bengt Nyquist. In one of those pictures, she saw what she was convinced was her engagement ring on the finger of Nyquist's ex-girlfriend. Police say the 43-year-old real estate broker went upstairs to the bedroom and started yelling at Nyquist, who denied the accusations that he "re-gifted" the ring.

Clearly not believing him, Daftartiene allegedly threw a "metal object" at Nyquist's head, hitting him in the face, the Smoking Gun reports. Nyquist tells police she then tried to punch him in the face after he called 911. By the time police arrived, Daftartiene was passed out on the bedroom floor, something that apparently happens regularly when she's been drinking, according to the Daily Mail. Daftartiene allegedly tried to play the victim, but officers weren't having it. She was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery and ordered to have no further contact with Nyquist, who had bruises on his face and arms. Daftartiene was previously arrested in 2014 on suspicion of domestic violence against Nyquist. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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