Police: Man tried to drown wife in bowl

Dec. 14, 2012 at 4:30 PM

ORANGE CITY, Fla., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A Florida man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly trying to drown his wife in a dog bowl for undercooking his pizza.

Debra Watson told Orange City police she and her husband, Richard, 47, sat in front of the TV to eat pizza Wednesday night when the man complained the crust was undercooked and slammed his plate against the front door, WFTV.com reported Friday.

The woman said she slammed her own plate down and the couple began an argument that ended when her husband allegedly tackled her and forced her face into the dog's water bowl.

Debra Watson told police her husband said he wanted to kill her and choked her when she was able to spill the water out of the bowl.

Police said Debra Watson's hair and clothes were wet when they arrived but she didn't require hospitalization.

Richard Watson told police he and his wife had argued but said he only grabbed her to stop her from breaking dishes.

He was taken to the Volusia County Jail on charges of attempted murder, strangulation and battery with bond set at $22,000.

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