An Evergreen man attacked with a 40-ounce beer bottle, an ax and a Maglite flashlight survived to tell his tale July 1.
Emily Malcik, 35, was arrested about 1:30 a.m. July 1 after deputies responded to a burglary call in the 4600 block of Blue Spruce Road. Dispatch advised the deputies en route that a male and female had both called to say the incident was actually a fight. The woman initially said she hit the man, but then changed her story to say that he had hit himself with the beer bottle, the ax and the Maglite.
“Deputies got there and found him on the front steps, and he had a laceration on his forehead, and he was bleeding,” said Jim Shires, spokesman for the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. “He had to be transported to the hospital. Anytime there’s a head injury, we definitely recommend transport to the hospital.”
Shires said the man was treated and released.
“He didn’t remember blacking out at all, but he was definitely dazed,” Shires said.
Malcik was apparently upset because the man — who had just finished fixing her car — wouldn’t let her go get gas because the car was not registered, Shires said. As the victim was walking away, he was hit him from behind with a nearly full 40-ounce beer bottle. He then turned just in time to see the ax arcing toward his head. He ducked, and it glanced off the side of his head and shoulder. Next came the large metal flashlight, which slammed into his face.
Shires said the sheriff’s office is recommending the district attorney charge Malcik with second-degree assault.
“Fortunately, he was able to duck out of the way of the ax,” Shires said, “or we could have had an attempted homicide or homicide on our hands.”
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