Ice Fishermen Claim They Were Assaulted By Woman With Fish

By: Credit- Muskegon News
By: Credit- Muskegon News

NORTON SHORES — Police say two Egelston Township men ice fishing in Norton Shores Saturday were accosted by an angry fish-flinging woman from Fruitport.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. Saturday on Black Lake, which is located near Wood Street and Judson Road in Norton Shores, when a 29-year-old woman allegedly struck both men with a fish, said Norton Shores Police Lt. Jon Gale.

Gale said officers were called to the lake by one of the men who claimed they were assaulted by “a female wielding a fish.”

The men, both in their early 20s, said they were ice fishing in a shanty when they were approached by a woman who “wanted to urinate on the ice,” Gale said.

“The woman said to turn their heads while she urinated. While their backs were turned the woman struck the first complainant in the head with a fish,” Gale said. “The female then approached them and struck the other man across the face with a fish.”

Gale said “some words were then exchanged” and the woman then “returned to her shanty.”

When officers interviewed the woman, she claimed that she was upset “because the other men put their shanty too close to her shanty,” Gale said.

“She said she threw the fish at the men, but missed. She denied hitting them,” Gale said.

Gale declined to give the names of those involved because the men do not wish to press criminal charges against the woman.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2011 at 06:30 AM
    so if they arent going to press charges, why make this news?? NO names, no charges NO STORY here.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 18, 2011 at 03:32 PM
    Must be a slow news day to report a crime that was prosecuted.
  • by Jen Location: Williamston on Jan 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    Bobby, way to make a general and utterly ignorant comment. When my girlfriend (deservedly) beat her boyfriend up during a fight, she was most certainly charged with Assault and Battery and served a bit of time, got some probation, and I guarantee she'd tell you that she "got away with" NOTHING. Maybe next time you should think before you post instead of just tossin' something out there perhaps based on some past frustration on your own part (like, maybe a girl beat you up and "got away with" it - Hmmmmmmm?).
  • by David on Jan 18, 2011 at 07:54 AM
    If you are not going to file charges, why waste the officers time?
  • by Lisa Location: Lansing on Jan 18, 2011 at 07:22 AM
    It would appear someone needs to brush up on their grammar. It should be hers, not her's. Alternatively, you could just finish the sentence: ...too close to her shanty.
  • by bobby Location: lansing on Jan 18, 2011 at 06:15 AM
    i'm sure because it was a woman doing the assault,no charges will be filed.must be nice to attack people and get away with it because your a woman
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