DOCUMENT: Florida

Woman Arrested After Gas Leak At Dollar General

Cops: Shopper pulled knife after fart comments

NOVEMBER 28--A knife-wielding woman threatened to “gut” a fellow Dollar General shopper after the victim complained “in reference to the defendant farting loudly” while in the checkout line, Florida police charge.

Shanetta Wilson, 37, got into an argument Sunday evening after a male customer commented negatively about her passing gas, according to investigators who responded to the store in Dania Beach, a city just south of Ft. Lauderdale.

As alleged in a complant affidavit, Wilson removed a small knife from her purse, opened the weapon, and “told the victim she was going to ‘gut’ him.” When Wilson pulled her hand back as if preparing to attack, victim John Walker, 55, was “in fear that he was going to be stabbed by the defendant.”

Wilson, who lives in Dania Beach, was subsequently arrested on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. She was booked into the Broward County jail, where she is being held in lieu of $2500 bond.

Pictured above, Wilson has a lengthy rap sheet that includes convictions for battery; theft; marijuana possession; violating probation; and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. (2 pages)