A Michigan man was stabbed in the back -- literally -- by his father-in-law during an altercation that erupted after he came home and found his wife in bed with her own father, police in Oakland County are saying.
The stabbing occurred shortly after 3:30 a.m. Saturday in Pontiac, according to WWJ News.
The 25-year-old man, whose name has not been released, told police he had returned home that morning to find his wife and her father completely nude and in bed together. The man told police he woke up his father-in-law and got into altercation that continued outside of the home.
That’s when the father-in-law allegedly stabbed the younger man with a knife.
The suspect fled in his son-in-law’s vehicle but was later apprehended.
The father-in-law has been identified by WWJ as Henry Allen Michael, but is listed as an inmate in the Oakland County Jail as Henry Michael Allen.
Police were notified of the incident when they were called to McLaren Hospital after the stabbing victim arrived with a non-life threatening stab wound that was to said to have possibly perforated his right lung.
After police interviewed the victim, they found his 24-year-old wife and questioned her about the incident. She reportedly told police she and her father had been out drinking and she had passed out after arriving back at her house.
She said she had no idea what happened between the time she passed out and when her husband woke her. She reportedly told police she had reason to believe she had been sexually assaulted.
The woman, who also has not been named, was examined by hospital staff and eventually taken to a relative’s home.
Police said the suspect had been staying with the couple after being released from prison.
The father-in-law was arrested later in the day Saturday and booked into the Oakland County Jail. Police told WWJ he also had an outstanding warrant in Taylor, Michigan, for a probation violation.
The jail’s inmate register has him currently listed as charged with attempted murder and being held without bond.
Photo credit: Oakland County Sheriff’s Office via WWJ News