A Columbia woman was detained on Friday after she stabbed a man's laptop computer repeatedly with a butcher knife, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
Kristen Hay Wilson, 37, of Wentworth Drive in Columbia, was charged with malicious injury to personal property and placed in the Aiken County detention center. She had been released as of Monday afternoon.
The 42-year-old male victim of Aiken told officers Wilson was “acting out of control and speaking as though she was depressed,” at his home, according to the report.
Wilson then walked into the kitchen, picked up a large grilling fork and the victim became concerned, police said. He then asked a friend to come over and help calm her down, according to the report.
Wilson reportedly began stabbing the laptop shortly after the friend arrived, according to the report.
An officer saw that the laptop had several puncture marks in it, and that the tip of the knife was damaged from the contact, according to the report. The screen of the computer was shattered, and it was visible that the knife “went all the way through the screen and into the keyboard.”
Wilson told officers she and the victim were at his house drinking with other people, and at some point, she and the victim had sex, “and she was upset about it and got angry,” according to the report.
“She admitted to stabbing the computer, but said it was not her fault,” according to the report.
Wilson admitted to having several alcoholic beverages the night of the incident, according to the report.
Wilson said she and the victim met through Match.com about a week earlier, and that he came to her home in Columbia on July 29, where they consumed alcohol and went to dinner, according to the report.
“She stated that she threw his cellphone in the toilet that night and also smeared toothpaste on it so that he would not leave to drive back to Aiken due to him consuming alcohol,” according to the report.
“She stated that he spent the night on the couch, and also said that her 'husband' stated that is was OK that he slept on the couch that night.”
Teddy Kulmala covers the crime and courts beat for the Aiken Standard and has been with the newspaper since August 2012. He is a native of Williston and majored in communication studies at Clemson University.