PALM COAST, Florida. – A Florida man is accused of rigging the door of a house in an attempt to electrocute his estranged pregnant wife.
In a Facebook post Friday, Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staley called the case one of the “most bizarre cases of domestic violence” he’s seen.
Officials said the 32-year-old Michael Scott Wilson was Thursday arrested in Knoxville, Tennessee, and being accused of attempted aggravated battery on a pregnant woman and grand theft of a firearm. He is being held on a $150,000 bond and will be extradited to Florida. It is unclear whether he has a lawyer.
The wife of the father called deputies after Wilson made suspicious statements about keeping children away from the door. Found the door barricaded, with burn marks. When a deputy kicked the door, a large spark was observed.