WEST NEWTON BOROUGH, Pa. (KDKA) — A woman is accused of attacking her boyfriend with a box cutter because she didn’t get the birthday she was expecting.
A few hours after taking Georgia Michelle Zowacki out to dinner for her 55th birthday, her boyfriend said she became upset that nobody bought her a card, cake or gift. He also said she had been drinking vodka throughout the day to celebrate.
“Next thing you know, I’m getting stabbed,” the boyfriend, David Rae, told KDKA’s Guidotti.
Rae alleges that Zowacki attacked him with a box cutter, putting it near his throat and threatening to kill him. “She went to my neck, she says, ‘I’m going to kill you,'” Rae explained. He said his girlfriend then slashed his arm with the weapon.
After cutting him, Rae told Westmoreland County Police that Zowacki went into his bedroom and threw his TV set on the ground, broke his bed, tipped over his nightstand and threw other objects around the room.
“Destroyed my bedroom,” Rae said. “Destroyed it.”
The two had been living together at their West Newton home for about four months prior to the incident, according to the criminal complaint.
After the alleged attack, police said Zowacki left the residence on foot. When police arrived at the scene, she was on a nearby neighbor’s porch.
Zowacki spent the rest of her birthday in jail. She has been charged with aggravated assault, held on a $25,000 bond.
Meanwhile, Rae received several stitches. But, he told KDKA, he feels lucky he didn’t end up dead.