By Evan Bleier, Fri, March 15, 2013
69-year-old California woman Virginia Valdez tried to cut off her husband’s penis with a pair of heavy-duty scissors over the weekend.
“Officers made contact with a 62-year-old male victim who reported that his wife had attempted to sever his penis with scissors, resulting in injuries to the area,” Palm Springs Police spokeswoman Sgt. Melissa Desmarais said in a statement.
“The victim received medical attention at a local hospital for treatment of the non-life threatening wound,” she said.
Investigators went to the couple’s house and were able to recover the scissors that Valdez used. “They were more heavy-duty than the standard office scissors,” Desmarais said.
Valdez was arrested on suspicion of mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and spousal abuse. The motive for the attack is still under investigation, reports The Daily News. She was released on $100,000 bond on Sunday but will have to return to court.
The incident brings to mind the 1993 story of Lorena Bobbitt. The Virginia woman cut off her husband’s penis and threw it in a field in 1993. The detached member was recovered and reattached to her spouse.