While a stripper pole and oil might sound like the makings of a fun night, last Sunday evening did not go as planned for one Texas couple.
Sarah Howell of Killeen, Tex., has been charged with assault with bodily injury after allegedly attacking her boyfriend with a stripper pole, slapping him and pouring hot cooking oil on him. Police visited her home after receiving a call about a violent domestic disturbance, KDH News reports.
The arrest affidavit states that when police arrived at the house they found a badly scratched-up man covered in sweat and discovered Howell crying in her bedroom. Howell proceeded to tell them that her boyfriend had assaulted her.
But Howell’s boyfriend’s cellphone said otherwise, according to the Washington Examiner. The man had taken a video that allegedly captured Howell slapping him and pouring cooking oil on him in a rage. He says the video stops at this point because he needed to run away as his girlfriend chased him with a pink steel stripper pole.
Howell was also arrested in 2010 for assaulting her boyfriend with a gardening tool, and she has been arrested several other times since then, the Killeen Police Department told The Huffington Post. It is unclear whether the boyfriend involved in the 2010 case is the same man Howell is currently dating.
Howell was arraigned Wednesday on $5,000 bail.