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CHARLESTON, S.C. — A woman was charged after police say she stabbed her husband with a ceramic squirrel in an argument over beer on Christmas morning.

Helen Williams, 44, of Clifton Street, is charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, Charleston County jail records show.

According to the Post and Courier, police officers were called to Clifton Street shortly after midnight Wednesday where a wounded 41-year-old man had gone to a neighbor’s home and called 911 after the alleged attack.

Officers noticed scratches on the man’s face and a large amount of blood smeared across his upper body and down his arms.

A deep cut marred the man’s shoulder and chest, police said.

When questioned by police, Williams reported that the man merely fell, accidentally cutting himself.

Her hands and clothes, however, also were covered in blood. She denied that the blood belonged to the wounded man.

The man told police that he had walked to a store earlier in the night to buy beer, but the store was closed.

Williams grew angry that the man returned without the beer, so she grabbed a ceramic squirrel and hit the man over the head out of anger.

Williams then stabbed him in the shoulder and chest with the item.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Williams was held at the Charleston County Jail under a $10,000 bond.

Source: The Post and Courier