Couple Stabs Each Other Over Silly 'American Idol' Argument
It turns out some people still get worked up about "American Idol:" a day-drinking couple got into a serious argument about this season's contestants and ended up stabbing each other. Karen Elaine Harrelson, 48, and Gregory L. Stambaugh, 57, of York County, Pennsylvania got into a booze-fueled argument over whether Candice Glover or Kree Harrison would win this season's "American Idol," according to the York Dispatch.
It's not clear what exactly happened next (and it's very possible that neither Harrelson nor Stambaugh remember correctly). Harrelson said she went to the kitchen to get a knife to cut a piece of cake when Stambaugh followed her. She said he pulled out a second knife and stabbed her in the wrist, hit her in the head and threw her down. Harrelson said she stabbed Stambaugh with the knife she had in her hand, and then called 9-1-1.
Stambaugh tells it differently: He says Harrelson went to the kitchen to get a knife and came back downstairs to stab him in the forearm. He says he followed her back up to the main floor, wrested the knife from her hand and accidentally stabbed her in the process.
Harrelson had reportedly been drinking beer and tequila since 5 am, and he had joined in at noon with a pint of scotch and some beer.
Harrelson was bloody and waiting out in front of her home around 9:20 pm on Wednesday, May 15 when police arrived at the scene. Stambaugh yelled about "how police don't give a f-- about the girls" and "only arrest the guys."
The couple were treated at a nearby hospital, and then charged with two counts of simple assault and one count of aggravated assault. Harrelson is in York County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail, and Stambaugh is there on $70,000 bail.
And Candice Glover ended up being the winner—we're not sure whether Stambaugh or Harrelson won that argument.