A 29-year-old woman tossed boiling water on a tenant living in her house then threatened him with a knife during a fight, police said Wednesday.
Katty Metoute ended up in the county jail on $2,500 bail after her arrest at 9:50 p.m. Monday at her 1 Spicer Road home, Suffern Police Chief Clarke Osborn said Wednesday.
The 34-year-old victim was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital for second-degree burns to his back and forehead, Osborn said.
During their argument, Metoute also allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife, forcing the man to run from the house.
Officers charged Metoute with a felony count of second-degree assault and a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Osborn said the man lived with Metoute and others in the three-bedroom house, which is only legally a single-family residence.
He said police were not sure what prompted the fight.