Detroit couple to be charged in chili stabbing

Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

Detroit — It wasn't a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth but a Detroit couple are expected to be charged Sunday in an assault that apparently started with an argument over the cooking of some chili.

A 26-year-old man and 36-year-old woman were in a house in the 19200 block of St. Mary Street about 6:15 a.m. on January 7 when another man stirred a pot of chili and turned down the heat to keep it from burning, police said. That action prompted a dispute .

The 26-year-old man allegedly beat and stabbed the victim in the thigh with a knife when he refused to hand over his wallet. During the same incident, the woman beat and kicked the victim in the groin. Police initially reported the woman was a second victim in the case.

Man bites, stabs another over stirring of chili

According to police, the victim was somehow able to flee the address and flag down a patrol car which transported him to a local hospital for treatment.

The couple are expected to be charged with unarmed robbery, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felonious assault, and assault and battery.

The pair are expected to be arraigned after 11 a.m. Sunday in Romulus 34th District Court.

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