Wife allegedly changes wires on saw to shock hubby

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Blog entry by John Gray posted 01-12-2010 06:57 PM 12571 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Associated Press | Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:00 am

OLYMPIA, Wash. —Court papers allege that an Olympia woman, angry that her husband left her, tampered with his power tools so that he received a powerful electric shock.

Carolyn Paulsen-Riat was booked Friday into the Thurston County Jail for investigation of third-degree assault, domestic violence, and second-degree malicious mischief. A judge released the 33-year-old woman on her own recognizance.

The Olympian newspaper reported that court documents said that on Jan. 1, the man was using a 220-volt table saw when he received the shock, knocking him to the ground. Thurston County sheriff’s deputies said the man did not need to go to a hospital.

In the documents, deputies said the woman told them she had reversed the wires on his power tools because she was angry he was leaving.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#1 posted 01-12-2010 06:58 PM

Do we have to have our wife turn on oiur power tools the first thing each day?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 01-12-2010 07:14 PM

Karson ROTFLMAO….thanks!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 01-12-2010 07:14 PM

And I thought poison was the only thing I needed to worry about!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 01-12-2010 07:17 PM

I guess there is no fury like a woman scorned, especially when she knows were the linesman’s plyers are kept.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#5 posted 01-12-2010 07:18 PM

Wouldn’t that be attempted murder?

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#6 posted 01-12-2010 07:25 PM

A shocking turn of events!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#7 posted 01-12-2010 07:50 PM

An electrifying eye-opener in the morning. I wonder if he expected it or if he was totally shocked? I enjoy a little AC/DC now and then, but this is re-volting!

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#8 posted 01-12-2010 07:55 PM

Looks like the lousy job market has brought all the comics out…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#9 posted 01-12-2010 08:17 PM

Thanks for posting this. I always like to keep up with current events.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#10 posted 01-12-2010 08:21 PM

Gee, I’m glad my wife doesn’t understand electricity. In fact she’s afraid of it.

Hmmmmm—Charlie, you are right, there is poison


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#11 posted 01-12-2010 08:33 PM

That is why i distrust that “feigned” ignorance. “Oh honey, I don’t know anything about power tools. I leave that stuff for you….” And then, the secret tool kit comes out while I am at work, all the schematics come out, “Mission Impossible” music plays in the background…. Ten hours later, I am reaching over to that Ridgid with the metallic tool stand and I turn into french toast.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#12 posted 01-12-2010 08:35 PM

Don’t women understand that the saw could be damaged by such an act?

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#13 posted 01-12-2010 08:59 PM

Thank god my wife likes to work in the shop with me. Some times I can’t get her to work in the house. But, if I want to be “single” again. OH JUST A THOUGHT! But I would most likely forget juice my self. Either way would be hair raising. So I’ll Just keep the keys in my pocket. Thank you the story.

-- Marty Ohio

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#14 posted 01-12-2010 09:30 PM

This is exactly why I don’t date…well that and…

1) Middle aged balding isn’t in Vogure anymore
2) Pick-up line , “Would you like to see my wood?” seems to be met with disgust and often a physical rebuttal.
3) 2001 Chevy Maliub 4-Door, not nearly the ‘Babe’ magnet that the sales person said it would be.

...the list goes on…but I am now too sad and bitter to go on typing.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#15 posted 01-12-2010 09:41 PM

On a good note Brian, hot wiring a japanese handsaw would be a little more difficult to subtly perform. And your Buddhist references are much more attractive to women then you might think. I would not find it at all odd if I were to call you and hear the voice of a sexy college co-ed telling me that you are unable to talk right now because you are sharpening your chisel and cannot be disturbed :)


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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