A 61-year-old man has been charged with throwing his spouse into a river in Utah after they had a heated argument over dinner.
Douglas Harold Green was charged with assault and aggravated kidnapping in the course of committing unlawful detention.
Staff members of the Provo River Resort told authorities that the 61-year-old threw his wife into the river, the Deseret News reported.
Green explained that he threw the love of his life in the river ‘after she refused to do what he asked. The victim claimed she and Douglas were arguing over dinner arrangements. Douglas reportedly became angry and threatened to drown her in the river,” the affidavit stated.
According to the affidavit, the 61-year-old. Who was booked at the Wasatch County Jail, dragged the woman to the river ‘and forced her in.’
When bystanders tried to help his wife, “Douglas yelled at them to stay away,” the affidavit stated.
Police officers arrived at the scene and found the woman with large bruises on her arms.
One internet user commented: “I hope she can get away from him if that is what needs to happen.”
Another wrote: “She’s probably been a victim to his abuse for years. hopefully this will give her a way out.”
A third added: “Wanna bet it’s not the first, second,…. tenth time this has happened? If he was comfortable doing this in public and threatening people who try to help, one can only imagine what happens behind closed doors. Hopefully the wife leaves him before it’s too late.”
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