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Saturday, October 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane woman accused of slashing man’s chest

A Spokane woman is accused of slashing a man across the chest with a box cutter after he sprayed her with a garden hose to get her off his property.

Police arrested Janet M. Grove, 36, Sunday evening on suspicion of assault at a home in the 1400 block of East Wabash Avenue, court documents say.

Grove approached the victim at home and told him he owed her friend money, court documents say. When he told her to leave, she told him she was going to damage his car and began trying to break the car’s window with a spark plug, a witness told police.

The victim grabbed a garden hose and sprayed Grove’s feet so she would leave, he told police. Instead, she pulled out a box cutter and began slashing at him, cutting his chest and arm, court documents say.

Grove’s bail was set at $20,000 during a court appearance Monday.

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