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Woman Charged With Attacking Fiancé With Can of Beans

Kathleen Theresa Machen Kathleen Theresa Machen

By Christian Fazzini

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Ocean City police have arrested a woman accused of attacking her fiancé with a can of beans.

Police said that at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a reported assault at a home on Philadelphia Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, they met with a male victim who was bleeding from his head. According to police, the victim stated that he had been sleeping in his room alone, when his fiancée, 47-year-old Kathleen Theresa Machen of Ocean City, came into the room with a can of beans and began hitting him in the head several times with it. Authorities said the victim was able to escape Machen and then fled into his friend's room where he called police. 

The victim was treated at the scene by Ocean City EMS. Police said officers located Machen and took her into custody after a struggle.

Police said that prior to this incident, Machen had attacked her fiancé hours earlier when she hit him in the head with a can of beer. Police responded to that attack and arrested Machen for second-degree assault. In that first incident, she was released on her own recognizance and ordered to have no contact with the victim.

As a result of the second incident, Machen was charged with first- and second-degree assault, malicious destruction of property and resisting arrest. She was ordered held on $250,000 bond pending a bond review.



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