Wife Tried to Snip Husband's Penis: Police

Couple has been married for 32 years

Monday, Dec 5, 2011  |  Updated 12:34 PM PDT
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Wife Tried to Snip Husband's Penis: Police

Virginia Valdez

A 69-year-old Palm Springs, Calif. woman tried to cut off her husband's penis with scissors, police said.

Virginia Valdez was arrested Saturday on suspicion of mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and spousal abuse, according to Palm Springs police. She was released and is due in court next month, according to The Associated Press.

The couple has been married for 32 years, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Valdez's 62-year-old husband, whose name was not released, called police Saturday night and when officers came to his house he said his wife had tried to cut off his penis with scissors, which police say resembled poultry shears.

“They were more heavy duty than the standard office scissors,” Palm Springs Police Sgt. Kyle Stjerne told the Times.

Officers recovered the scissors and arrested Valdez. The victim was treated at a hospital for injuries and released.

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