Cops: Spurned Woman Pulled Knife On Man
Victim, 25, said that Floridian, 56, wanted sex
JULY 2--A 56-year-old Florida woman is facing an assault rap after allegedly threatening a 25-year-old man with a knife after he “rejected her sexual advances,” police report.
Elizabeth Highley (seen at right) is scheduled to be arraigned July 11 on the felony charge, for which she is free on $3500 bail.
According to an arrest affidavit, Highley was entertaining victim Crue Finley in her Jensen Beach home when trouble began around midnight on June 16. Finley told St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office deputies that he and Highley “are not a couple.”
Finley, investigators reported, said that Highley “wanted to have sex,“ but he “rejected her sexual advances causing her to become angry and violent.” Highley allegedly grabbed a knife and sliced Finley’s left thumb as he fled her Windmill Village home.
Cops subsequently encountered Highley as she ran after Finley, who is pictured at left. Highley, carrying a large knife and a broken wooden cane, complied with Officer Paul Hutchinson’s order to drop the weapons and lie down on the ground.
Highley, the cop noted, was “angry, crying and appeared to be intoxicated” when taken into custody. She was released later in the day after posting bail on the aggravated assault count. (1 page)