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67-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Trying To Cut Off Her Husband's Penis With Scissors

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A 67-year-old Palm Springs woman was arrested for trying snip off her husband's penis with a pair of scissors last night.Police got a call last night around 5:45pm, and when they responded they found a 62-year-old man with injuries to his genitals. They transported him to a hospital and arrested his scissor-wielding wife Virginia Valdez.

Valdez is being charged with mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and spousal abuse, according to KTLA. Her husband has been released from the hospital.

We'll bring you the medically and emotionally troubling details as they emerge (as they inevitably do).