When the wife of a Menomonee Falls, WI man found he had copies of The Onion in his car, it incited an incident that could very well be mistaken for a headline in the satirical Wisconsin publication.
Lynne M. Rasbornik was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court recently with one count of disorderly conduct domestic abuse. If convicted, she faces up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines.
The criminal complaint gave this account of the incident:
On May 19, the victim’s car was parked in their driveway in the N5100 block of Dolphin Drive and Rasbornik was going through the trunk when she found copies of the newspapers. She came into the house and confronted her husband about the papers then attacking him.
The man said his wife considers the publications “pornography” and the issue has caused tension in their marriage before.
The victim was able to get Rasbornik to the ground, then he wanted to leave, so he let her go and went to get his son’s guitar that he was going to borrow. Rasbornik then grabbed a vase and tried to throw it at her husband, but he was able to grab her arms and stop her.
Rasbornik began to flail her arms and scream before running out of the house to the victim’s car and take his cell phone, a notebook with his driver’s license and credit card inside, a Starbucks gift card and his handicapped placard.
While talking with a police officer, Rasbornik said her husband had attacked her, but she kept scratching and poking herself to make injuries more apparent. The officer told her to stop, but once taken in for booking she continued to scratch and twist her arms to make it appear that she was injured.
She will make her initial appearance in court Aug. 7.
Editor's note: This article in a slightly different version by the Menomonee Falls Patch. Police reports, such as the one relied on for this article, are only allegations, not convictions.