Moon woman arrested after flying Furby injures boyfriend
Booking mug of suspect, Ashley Trimmer, 27, who allegedly hit her boyfriend in the head with a Furby. Moon police
An argument that started over a Facebook post ended with a Moon woman striking her boyfriend in the head with a Furby toy and a PlayStation remote control, police said.
Moon police said Ashley Trimmer, 27, argued early Wednesday with William Ley, her live-in boyfriend of eight months, over a negative post he made about her on Facebook.
Trimmer could not be reached.
According to the criminal complaint, the argument escalated and Trimmer threw the Furby at Ley's head.
The round, fuzzy, animatronic toy struck Ley on the right side of his face, police said. Trimmer also threw a remote control for a Sony PlayStation game console that struck him on the other side of his face, they said.
Police, who met Ley outside the home shortly after 1 a.m., said he had red marks and a small, bleeding cut on one side of his face but did not require hospital treatment.
Police arrested Trimmer and charged her with simple assault. She posted 10 percent of her $2,000 bail and was released; her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday before District Magistrate Mary P. Murray.
Moon police Chief Leo McCarthy said that in cases of domestic assault with an injury, officers are obligated to make an arrest even if the injuries are minor.
“She's a young woman who obviously is troubled,” McCarthy said. “I believe when this goes to a preliminary hearing, this will be resolved and this young woman will be able to put all this behind her.”
Matthew Santoni is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5625 or email@example.com.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.