Man Throws Wife in River After Disagreement Over Dinner Arrangements: Report


A Utah man was arrested on Monday for allegedly throwing his wife into a river following a dinner dispute.

According to a police affidavit obtained by Deseret News, Douglas Harold Green reportedly pushed his wife into the Provo River in Pleasant Grove following a fit of rage.

The 61-year-old was allegedly upset because she “refused to do what he asked.”

The victim claimed her husband got angry following an argument over dinner arrangements at the restaurant.

The affidavit states he reportedly became angry and “threatened to drown her in the river.”

The report notes that Douglas then dragged her to the riverbank and “forced her in.”

Bystanders attempted to help the woman, but Douglas threatened and “yelled at them to stay away.”

When officers arrived on the scene to investigate, they found the woman with bruises on her arms where she was grabbed, per the report.

The publication states Douglas was booked into the Wasatch County Jail.

He was charged with aggravated kidnapping in the course of committing unlawful detention, which is a third-degree felony and assault, a class B misdemeanor.

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