Siblings' butter spat turned violent

EAST WENATCHEE, Wash., June 22 (UPI) -- Police in Washington state said a 17-year-old girl allegedly attacked her brother with a knife-edged spatula during an argument about butter.

East Wenatchee police said the 21-year-old man had approached his 17-year-old sister June 6 while she was making macaroni and cheese and asked if she was using real butter or margarine, the Wenatchee (Wash.) World reported Tuesday.


"They began to argue over the difference of real butter to margarine," Officer Carrie Knouf wrote in her report.

Knouf said the argument became a shoving match and the brother then claims his sister tried to cut his neck with the serrated knife edge of a barbecue spatula.

The girl, who was charged June 10 with fourth-degree assault, did not show up for a Wednesday hearing, authorities said. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

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