A Pennsylvania woman allegedly beat her husband with a vacuum pole because of a dispute over his facial hair.
53-year-old Joyce Speciale-Detweiler was arrested following the Sunday afternoon incident and charged with simple assault and harassment. She was arraigned before District Judge John Capobianco and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
Police responded on Sunday to a house in Palmer Township on a report of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman.
An officer saw a man, identified as Donald Detweiler, outside the residence with visible redness, bruises and scratch marks to the neck and upper torso, as well as a torn shirt.
Detweiler said he had been struck several times by his wife, Joyce Speciale-Detweiler, who was inside the house when police arrived.
Detweiler said he was sitting outside the house when his wife began to argue with him about his “facial hair style.” After he said he planned to shave later in the day, Joyce Speciale-Detweiler retrieved a vacuum pole from inside the house and struck him over the head and neck areas several times.
When the pole broke, Speciale-Detweiler began to scratch her husband and strike him with her hands, Donald Detweiler told police.
Speciale-Detweiler told police she didn’t want to discuss the incident. She has a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 16 before District Judge Jackie Taschner.
She was arraigned before District Judge John Capobianco and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.