An investigation led to the arrest of a man in Florida who reportedly struck his wife with a Christmas tree. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reported that Richard Atchison, 52, “lost his anger” when his wife asked him to assist her to make supper. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that Richard Atchison “lost his temper.”
Her request led to a heated debate, after which Atchison began gathering his belongings in preparation for his exit. Because he had been drinking, his judgment was impaired and he decided against going to his automobile.
After returning to the house, he informed his wife that she would need to depart.
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Atchison, on the other hand, pushed her away when she made an attempt to escape. After that, he grabbed a Christmas tree from its stand and flung it across the room, hitting his wife in the process. When she made an attempt to escape, he stood in her way and blocked the door.
She then dialed 911, and when the responding officers came, they took Atchison into custody without a struggle. He was arrested for domestic assault and placed in the Lake County Jail after being escorted there.
The authorities have not commented on whether or not his wife was hurt during the assault.