Sometimes, the headlines write themselves.
Updated: Friday, 25 Jun 2010, 11:06 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 25 Jun 2010, 11:04 AM EDT
(CANVAS STAFF REPORTS) - Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Especially if that woman is suited up in a bulky sumo wrestling costume and armed with a glass bottle, and she just spotted her ex-lover trying to chat up a man dressed as a giant candy bar.
One woman learned that lesson the hard way when she was bludgeoned by her jilted Irish ex-girlfriend with a Smirnoff Ice bottle and jostled her with a sumo wrestling suit for flirting with a man dressed as a Snickers bar, according to reports.
A Dublin court convicted Sandra Talbot, 32, of assault in connection with a surreal melee that left her former lover Adrienne Martin with a large bump on the side of her head, the Evening Herald reports.
The incident began when Talbot literally bumped into Martin with her with the inflatable girth of her sumo suit during a 2008 Halloween party at one of Dublin's city's best-known gay bars,
The former couple, who had broken up following a tumultuous three-year relationship, exchanged a few angry words. Talbot flew into a fit of rage when Martin began waving at a man dressed as a Snickers bar, eventually striking her on the side of her head with a Smirnoff Ice bottle she had apparently hidden in the sleeve of her costume, according to reports.
Pub workers tried to escort Talbot out of the bar, but first she had to partially deflate her bulky costume so she could fit out of the door, the paper reports.
The court fined €400 ($490) for the assault, which Martin said has left her suffering panic attacks.
For her part, Talbot told the Evening Herald that she wants to move on with her life and concentrate on fulfilling her career dream of becoming a tattoo artist. She denied the allegations, and claimed her ex had "ruined her life."
"I had a big row with her but I didn't touch her," said Talbot.