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Litter box becomes weapon in fight, Pasco police say

NEW PORT RICHEY — A spat over prescription drugs turned ugly early Wednesday when Rachel Switzer lost a messy cat fight with her live-in girlfriend, authorities said.

Enraged that Switzer had refused to give her Roxicodone pills, Kristin Stiehler, 23, banged on the front door of their shared home and broke through the door of their bedroom, where Switzer was hiding, New Port Richey police said.

Then, police said, Stiehler picked up a cat litter box and attacked.

By the time the fight was over, Switzer was sprawled on the bed with cat feces on her face, hair and ears and cat litter coating her hair, police said.

Switzer told police she had blacked out after being slapped and choked.

The couple have lived together for six months at 5344 James St.

Police arrested Stiehler and charged her with domestic battery by strangulation. More charges may follow after authorities investigate the Roxicodone pills at issue in the argument, Capt. Jeffrey Harrington said.

Stiehler is being held at the Land O'Lakes jail without bail.

Litter box becomes weapon in fight, Pasco police say 07/01/10 [Last modified: Thursday, July 1, 2010 2:19pm]
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