79-year-old Villager arrested after threatening husband of 50 years with hammer

Tempie Manning Bobrowski

A 79-year-old Villager was arrested Monday night after allegedly threatening her husband of 50 years with a hammer.

Sumter County sheriff’s deputies were called at 11:18 p.m. Monday to a home on Braddy Court in the Village of Sanibel after Tempie Manning Bobrowski waved a hammer at her husband, who was in a recliner, according to an arrest report.

“Is this what you want? is this what you want?” she reportedly taunted him as she held the hammer three feet above him.

She hurled the threats after he refused to turn over his phone, the report indicated.

Even after deputies arrived, Bobrowski continued to stand with her hands on her hips, calling him a “liar” and a “cheat,” according to the arrest report.

As Bobrowski was being taken into custody on a charge of simple assault, the deputy noted she had alcohol on her breath.

After she was handcuffed and put into the back of a patrol car, she began to complain about “how men stick together.”

On the trip to the Sumter County Detention Center in Bushnell, she continued to complain.

“During her rant she did mention that she did have the hammer and threatened him but she was not going to hit him,” the deputy wrote in his report.

Bobrowski had been arrested in 2014 on a charge of domestic battery. In that case, she completed a batterer’s intervention program and was placed on one year’s probation. She won early termination of the probation, four months after sentencing.

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