Not In the Boundary Waters

     I don’t think you’ll see this happen very many places but especially not in the Boundary Waters.

Woman from Fruitport allegedly used a fish to attack two men ice fishing in Norton Shores

Published: Monday, January 17, 2011, 7:27 PM     Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 1:40 AM

NORTON SHORES — Police say two Egelston Township men ice fishing in Norton Shores Saturday were accosted by an angry fish-flinging woman from Fruitport.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. Saturday on Black Lake, which is located near Wood Street and Judson Road in Norton Shores, when a 29-year-old woman allegedly struck both men with a fish, said Norton Shores Police Lt. Jon Gale.

Gale said officers were called to the lake by one of the men who claimed they were assaulted by “a female wielding a fish.”

The men, both in their early 20s, said they were ice fishing in a shanty when they were approached by a woman who “wanted to urinate on the ice,” Gale said.

“The woman said to turn their heads while she urinated. While their backs were turned the woman struck the first complainant in the head with a fish,” Gale said. “The female then approached them and struck the other man across the face with a fish.”

Gale said “some words were then exchanged” and the woman then “returned to her shanty.”

When officers interviewed the woman, she claimed that she was upset “because the other men put their shanty too close to her shanty,” Gale said.

“She said she threw the fish at the men, but missed. She denied hitting them,” Gale said.

Gale declined to give the names of those involved because the men do not wish to press criminal charges against the woman.