VERO BEACH, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A Vero Beach woman is getting squeezed by police after allegedly grabbing her husband’s left testicle and refusing to let go.
Maryann Scott, 49, was arrested last month for an alleged incident with her husband, an incident in which Scott “firmly grabbed his left testicle and refused to let go.” According to an Indian River County Sheriff’s Office affidavit, Scott’s husband described his left testicle as having red marks and bruising from his wife holding onto it as hard and as long as she did.
On Nov. 26, Scott noticed that a $15,000 ring her husband had given to her as a gift was missing from where she normally kept it. Scott’s husband told police that he did indeed hide the ring, but his intentions were unclear, only stating that the couple was going through marital troubles and that he was going to file for divorce. When Scott’s husband refused to tell his wife where he hid the ring, Scott grabbed a knife and threatened to kill him if he didn’t tell her where the ring was located, according to the affidavit.
But instead of walking over to her husband with the knife, Scott walked over to her husband, lying on the couch at the time, and firmly grabbed his left testicle, not relinquishing her vice-like grip.
“[The husband] stated he then grabbed Maryann’s wrist to try and get her to let go of his testicle,” the affidavit stated. “[The husband] stated Maryann held on to his testicle for about two minutes or more before he was able to get her to let go.”
The husband would call 911 to report the incident, later being given a camera by police to take a photo of his left testicle. The photo shows two separate red marks and bruises to the testicle, according to the affidavit.
Scott maintains that her husband had been drinking that night.
She has been charged with battery domestic violence, a misdemeanor.