Sunburned Butt Slap Leads To Beau's Stabbing

Cops: Woman, 24, became "agitated" over "joke"


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Sunburned Stabber

AUGUST 7--A Pennsylvania woman with severely sunburned buttocks last night stabbed her boyfriend with a large steak knife after he slapped her rear end while she was doing the dishes in her home, cops report.

Tiffany Sherry, 24, is facing an assortment of criminal charges stemming from the incident in her Bethlehem apartment. She is being held in the Northampton County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bond.

According to a police probable cause affidavit, Sherry was cleaning the dishes when her boyfriend, Michael Martinez, “slapped her in the buttocks.” Martinez told a Bethlehem cop that he did this as a “joke” since he “was aware Sherry had sunburn in the area.”

Sherry, however, did not find this amusing and “became immediately agitated.”

Martinez told cops that “Sherry turned around from the sink and was holding a large steak knife.” As he backed away, Martinez recalled, Sherry followed him into the living room. He then asked her, “What are you going to do, stab me in front of your children?”

After directing her two children to leave the room, Sherry allegedly “poked” Martinez in the abdomen with the knife, and then stabbed him in the shoulder. Before stabbing him a third time, “Sherry screamed, ‘I’m going to fucking kill you.'”

When cops arrived at Martinez’s residence, they found him bleeding from a stomach wound and observed “two distinct cuts to the front and rear of [his] right shoulder area.” Martinez was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Sherry’s collar yesterday was not her first cutlery-related arrest. She was busted in 2008 after allegedly stabbing a man with a fork during an argument over diapers. (1 page)