Karen Pilat, 51, of Hatfield, got a maximum 23 months in county jail on a simple assault misdemeanor for menacing her husband with a butcher knife on Christmas because she didn't like her gifts.
Being a butcher-knife-wielding “Grinch” on Christmas has sent one Hatfield woman to jail. Karen Pilat, 51, got a maximum 23-month sentence for conviction on a misdemeanor simple assault for a Christmas 2011 attack on her husband, according to Mainline Media. Pilat menaced her husband with a butcher knife inside their 2400 block of Merel Drive home Christmas morning. Why? Because she didn’t like her gifts. She wanted jewels and a card. She got an artsy tile and a Bonsai. Assistant District Attorney Cara McMenamin said in the article that Pilat's anger at the wrong gifts "... turned her into essentially the ‘Grinch’ on steroids. She really was an abomination." According to the article, Pilat can serve the sentence over three consecutive …
Karen Pilat, 51, of Merel Drive, Hatfield Township, was convicted of simple assault for menacing her now estranged husband with a butcher knife on Christmas night in 2011 because he didn't buy her jewelry and a card
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Sunday, December 23, 2012
Hatfield has a Grinch. When Hatfield resident Karen Pilat didn’t get what she wanted for Christmas 2011 from her husband, she said “Bah! Humbug!” with a butcher knife. Pilat, 51, of the 2400 block of Merel Drive, was convicted last week on charges that she menaced her husband with a butcher knife during a quarrel over his “poor gift choices,” according to The Pottstown Mercury. Pilat was convicted of a misdemeanor simple assault charge stemming from the Dec. 25, 2011 incident inside the home they once shared. In a non-jury trial, Pilat was acquitted of reckless endangerment, according to the article. She did attempt, through menace, to put her husband in fear of imminent serious bodily injury, but she did not place him in danger of death, …