A Deltona man confronted his wife about her cheating and was stabbed in the arm with a kitchen knife, investigating deputies said.
Maciej Nowicki, 72, suffered a 3/4-inch puncture in his left forearm. His wife, Brygida Sheffler, 27, of Poland, a waitress at the Deltona Inn, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a person older than 65.
Deputies arriving at the Old Titusville Road home in Deltona found Nowicki with a large amount of blood pouring out of the wound on his forearm.
Nowicki told deputies he learned Sheffler was cheating on him with another man for about a year and confronted her Saturday at 10:18 a.m. as they stood in the kitchen, the report states.
An argument broke out and Scheffler grabbed a 6-inch kitchen knife. She lunged at the elderly man. Nowicki raised his left arm to fend off the attack and got stuck with the knife. He had to grab a golf club to defend himself, investigating deputies said.
Scheffler told Nowicki that if he called the police, it would be the last thing he would do as her friends from the bar would come and “do him in,” according to sheriff’s deputies.
Blood was on the knife as well as a small amount of flesh was found on its tip, investigators said.
Reached by telephone Monday afternoon, Scheffler said she will not talk about what happened between her and Nowicki but said nothing is true.
“Everything that the man said and all the charges they put on me are false,” Scheffler said.
Nowicki declined to comment saying, “I don’t want to be famous.”