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Wife Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Husband with Remote Control

By Leslie Albrecht | April 16, 2013 2:49pm | Updated on October 18, 2013 3:14pm
 A 26-year-old woman was charged with assault after allegedly hitting her husband with a remote control.
A 26-year-old woman was charged with assault after allegedly hitting her husband with a remote control.
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PARK SLOPE — A Park Slope real estate agent was arrested after bashing her husband on the head with a remote control and then knocking him out with a kick to his crotch, police said.

The couple was arguing at their Carroll Street apartment about 10 a.m. on April 10 when the dispute erupted into violence, with 26-year-old Ala Fakhereddine allegedly scratching her husband's arms repeatedly and striking him on the head with the remote, according to a criminal complaint.

The husband told police his wife then kicked him so hard in the groin that he momentarily lost consciousness.

Fakhereddine was arrested and charged with misdemeanor counts of assault, menacing, harassment, and criminal possession of a weapon, according to court records.

The husband declined to comment on the incident.

Fakhereddine's defense attorney said his client maintains her innocence. "We are vigorously defending the charges," attorney Charles S. Smith said.

Other notable crimes in this week's blotter at the 78th Precinct included the following, with details from police reports:

• An employee at a bodega on Fourth Avenue and 13th Street is suspected of stealing $21,000 in cash and a $4,000 check, the store owner told cops. The owner said video surveillance showed the employee taking cash from the register over the course of several days, and bank records allegedly show that the worker stole a check from the store's checkbook, forged the owner's signature, then cashed it.

• A 30-year-old woman left her purse in her car while she dashed into the Lowe's on Second Avenue and Ninth Street to do some shopping on April 8. When she returned, the car's side front window was smashed and the purse was gone. The victim told police the thief snatched a Louis Vuitton knapsack worth $1,500 and her American Express credit card.

• A 29-year-old man had more than $8,000 in valuable stolen from his second-floor apartment on President Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues on April 10. The burglar damaged the deadbolt on the apartment's front door and stole three Apple MacBook Pros, an iPad, a Canon camera and a Canon camera lens.