If you go around stabbing people or hiring hit men to kill people because they wear FUR can we agree that there is something more than a bit off in the head of such people? But, that said, the reason this article caught my eye is the headline where in the reporter of editor makes it sound as if the stabbing would have been perfectly acceptable if the fur on the boots was REAL. Perhaps it is accidental, overwork, unintentional or mere incompetence but for heaven’s sake doesn’t anyone pay attention to anything anymore when it comes to the written word?
Woman stabbed for wearing fur boots that turned out to be fake, police say
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) — An Ohio woman is facing charges after police say she stabbed another woman inside a church because of her boots, according to WJW.
The stabbing happened shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday at Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights.
According to the police report, the victim had taken children she babysits to the church for choir practice when the suspect, Meredith Lowell, came up and stabbed her.
The victim suffered two stab wounds to her arm and abdomen. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
When officers arrived, a bystander was restraining Lowell. Police applauded the actions of those in the church for putting their safety at risk to help the victim.
The Fairmount Presbyterian Church said the children were moved to secure room until their parents arrived.
Cleveland Heights police said they believe Lowell’s motive is similar to that of her past crimes. In 2012, she was charged with attempting to hire a hit man to kill a person wearing fur. The victim in the latest incident was wearing faux fur boots.
Police said Lowell does not attend the church, but she does live nearby.
Lowell, 35, was charged with felonious assault and attempted murder. She appeared in court via video on Thursday and her bond was set at $1 million. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Monday.
The church will remain closed on Thursday and Friday.
“The congregation is grateful for all the gestures of support from the Cleveland Heights Community and interfaith partners. Please continue to pray for us,” the church said in a statement.