Palm Springs police said in a statement Sunday that Virginia Valdez was arrested on suspicion of mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and spousal abuse. Online jail records say she was released Sunday and is scheduled to appear in court next month.
The couple has been married for 32 years. The 62-year-old husband — whose name was not released — called police Saturday night and when officers came to his house he said his wife had attempted to sever his penis with scissors, which police say resembled poultry shears.
“They were more heavy duty than the standard office scissors,” according to Palm Springs Police Sgt. Kyle Stjerne. Officers recovered the scissors and arrested Valdez. Police say the man was treated at a hospital for injuries and released.