82°F
weather icon Clear

Woman unhappy about her birthday attacks boyfriend, police say

WEST NEWTON, Pa. — A western Pennsylvania woman allegedly attacked her boyfriend with a box cutter because no one got her a card, cake or gift on her 55th birthday.

Georgia Zowacki is charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and other counts. It wasn’t known Friday if she’s retained an attorney.

Authorities say Zowacki had been drinking vodka throughout the day on Wednesday. Her boyfriend took her out to dinner that night, but he said she attacked him when they returned to their West Newton home, putting the box cutter near his throat and threatening to kill him.

She then allegedly slashed his arm with the weapon, causing minor injuries.

The man said Zowacki then ransacked his bedroom before leaving their home on foot. Police found her on a nearby neighbor’s porch.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
FBI takes down Nigerian scam artists in $46M case

The investigation began in 2016 with a single bank account and one victim, said Paul Delacourt, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office.

South Korea cancels Japan intel deal amid trade dispute

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. hopes that “each of those two countries can begin to put that relationship back in exactly the right place.”

San Francisco Zoo returning red-legged frogs to Yosemite

The frog’s population began declining 50 years ago after the introduction of predatory, non-native bullfrogs, exacerbated by increasing water drainage and raccoons.