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Spurned drinker threatens cop, man with impromptu surgery
Posted by John de Leon
-- From Times staff reporter Christine Clarridge:
An irate 49-year-old woman was arrested for investigation of assault last week after she punched a man in the groin and threatened to cut off his genitals because a bartender refused to give her a "to-go" cup.
According to a Seattle police report, the woman was drinking in a bar on Second Avenue on March 2 when she purchased a beer and tried to pour it into a plastic cup to take with her. The woman claimed she was from Miami, where she ordered "to-go drinks all the time."
The bartender told her that wasn't allowed in Seattle. He returned the money for the beer and asked the woman to leave several times, the report says.
The woman refused until she was finally escorted outside by an employee of the bar.
Once outside, the woman punched the man in the groin and said, "I'm going to wait until you are off work and I will cut off your (genitals) and kill you," according to the report.
When another man walked out of the bar to hand the woman her purse, she grabbed his genitals and said, "You are lucky you are not dead." She then slapped his face, according to the report.
When police arrived the woman threatened them as well, the report alleges. She was promptly arrested.
According to the arresting officer's report, while the woman was being driven to the police precinct she called him a "Nazi Hitler lover" and promised she would "cut off my (penis), put it in a stew and feed it to me, before she killed me."