23 Mar '11, 2am

Hell hath no fury: US woman, 92, fires 4 shots at neighbour's house after he refuses to kiss her

ST. PETERSBURG (Florida) - HELEN Staudinger, 92, wanted a kiss, and authorities say she wouldn't take no for an answer. The central Florida woman fired a semi-automatic pistol four times at her 53-year-old neighbour's house after he refused to kiss her, police said on Tuesday. 'If my head would have been over just a little bit further, (a bullet) probably would have hit me in the back of the head,' the neighbour, Dwight Bettner, told Reuters. Staudinger was in jail on Tuesday, a day after being arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and shooting into a dwelling. According to a police report, Staudinger told deputies she went to Mr Bettner's house in Fort McCoy, Florida, and refused to leave until he gave her a kiss. When he said no, they argued and she left angry, the report said. Mr Bettner said he was on the phone with his father moments later whe...

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