Birthday Girl Gets Slashy Over No Cake, Gift, Card

Cops: Woman, 55, turned box cutter on male victim

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Birthday Slashing

MAY 17--A Pennsylvania woman who turned 55 Wednesday assaulted a male acquaintance with a box cutter because she had not received a present, card, or cake to mark the occasion, according to court papers.

Cops say that Georgia Zowacki was celebrating her May 15 birthday when matters turned stabby at her Pittsburgh-area residence.

As reported in a probable cause affidavit, David Rae, who has lived with Zowacki for four months, told police that Zowacki “consumed a large amount of vodka throughout the day.” Rae, 59, added that Zowacki eventually “became extremely upset and violent because nobody bought her a birthday present, birthday card or birthday cake.”

Incensed, Zowacki allegedly “grabbed a box cutter knife” and held it near Rae’s throat “threatening to kill him.” Rae told police that he shoved Zowacki away, but that she came back at him “waving the box cutter.” Rae, the affidavit notes, suffered several cuts on his left arm during the altercation.

Rae told police that Zowacki then trashed his room, thowing his TV on the floor, tipping over a nightstand, and breaking his bed. 

A patrolman responding to a 3 PM call about a physical domestic dispute located Zowacki sitting on a neighbor’s porch. Seen above, she was arrested for aggravated assault, a felony, and reckless endangerment, making terroristic threats, and simple assault, all misdemeanors.

Zowacki is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

According to court records, Zowacki’s rap sheet includes convictions for disorderly conduct; drunk driving; harassment; assault; making terroristic threats; and public drunkenness. (1 page)