A Winona woman was arrested Friday after she grabbed a man by his genitals and yanked hard enough for him to need stitches, police said.
Sheila Mae Baker, 54, was referred to the Winona County Attorney's Office for possible charges of domestic assault, third-degree assault and interfering with a 911 call.
She denied grabbing the man, telling officers he cut himself, Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams said.
Baker bailed herself out of jail Saturday. When contacted by the Winona Daily News on Monday, she reiterated that she didn't grab the man, but said she hit him in his genitals in self defense.
"I did not grab him by his testicle," Baker said. "I kneed (him)."
Police were called at 10:01 p.m. Friday to a residence in the 850 block of East Fifth Street for a report of a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, officers spoke to a man who was wearing a T-shirt and underwear, Williams said. The man pulled down his underwear and showed them a large tear on his genitals.
The man said Baker and he had been arguing that evening, and he had been trying to stay out of her way, Williams said. He was in the kitchen when she came in, grabbed him by the genitals, pulled and jerked. The man was transported to Winona Health, where he received stitches for the tear, Williams said.