NAPLES, FL — Meredith Hart Mulcahy of southwest Florida was arrested after deputies say she assaulted her common-law husband of 15 years for complaining about her cooking.
Some undercooked potatoes and burnt bread led to the arrest of the 66-year-old Bonita Springs woman on a charge of shaking Richard Johnson, her 71-year-old common-law husband.
Mulcahy remained in the Lee County Jail on Wednesday, pending the posting of a $1,500 bond for battery on an elderly person.
According to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrest report:
Around about 7 p.m. a deputy was sent to Claire Street where he met with Richard Johnson who stated he had gotten into an argument with Mulcahy about undercooked potatoes. According to Johnson, he went to the bedroom and began eating. Mulcahy came into the bedroom and threw a phone at him, saying: “I’ll (expletive) kill you.” She grabbed Johnson and began shaking him.
When deputies knocked on the door and tried to talk to Mulcahy who was holding a small, loudly barking dog, she yelled: “Why are you knocking on my door so hard.”
Mulcahy also told deputies “she burned the bread she was cooking because she was so intoxicated.”
After being arrested, Mulcahy became belligerent in the back seat of the patrol car and started screaming expletives at the officers.
It must be love, for Johnson refused to fill out a statement.
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