People do not play when it comes to their money. That includes their Monopoly money.
Santa Fe, New Mexico – A 60 year old grandmother was playing Monopoly with her grandson and her boyfriend when the game turned very serious and ended up in bloodshed and someone not being able to use their get out of jail free card.
The family was playing monopoly and sharing a can of beer. Laura Chavez was convinced her boyfriend Clyde “Butch” Smith, 48 was cheating.
Chavez began to argue with Smith while playing the board game with her 10-year-old grandson. The boy told police that Chavez accused Smith of cheating at Monopoly, and then sent the boy to bed around 11 p.m. mid-argument.
According to a probable cause statement released by police, the couple’s dispute escalated until Chavez hit Smith over the head with a glass bottle, then grabbed a knife and began to cut him on his head, neck, face, arms and hand.
Police found the boyfriend “bleeding heavily from his head and right wrist area.”
Chavez’s grandson slept through the physical altercation, waking up when police arrived in his bedroom, according to the statement.
Police said Smith was in stable condition at St. Vincent’s Hospital, where he was taken by ambulance after the attack. Doctors told police Smith was “very intoxicated” when he arrived. Police said Chavez’s apartment was covered in blood from the assault.
Chavez – who police say admitted stabbing the man – was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a household member with a deadly weapon, battery upon a peace officer, assault upon a peace officer and resisting or evading a police officer. Chavez was held on a $5,000 bond.