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El Granada Woman Arrested for Alleged 'Abalone Shell' Attack on Sister-in-Law

A dispute over living arrangement precipitated the assault, authorities said.

A San Mateo County woman from the coastal town of El Granada was arrested Sunday after she allegedly hit her sister-in-law on the head with anabalone shell, a sheriff's lieutenant said.

Deputies responded to reports of a domestic dispute in the 600block of The Alameda just before 11 p.m.

The suspect, 49-year-old Angel Garcia, was apparently arguing with her sister-in-law over living arrangements, Lt. Larry Schumaker said.

At some point during the dispute, Garcia allegedly came up behindher sister-in-law and hit her twice on the head with an abalone shell,Schumaker said.

The victim refused medical treatment, though deputies reported shewas left with a lump on her head, according to the sheriff's office.

Garcia was cited for misdemeanor assault and released.

 

- Bay City News

 

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Deb Wong August 22, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Talk about being shell-shocked! Thought this story was full of abalone, but you never know...

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