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Novelist’s ex arrested in bizarre gun assault

Published On: Jan 09 2014 10:05:24 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 09 2014 09:51:20 PM CST
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy's ex-wife was arrested after allegedly threatening her boyfriend with a gun that she pulled out of a very unlikely place.

According to a police report, Jennifer McCarthy of Santa Fe, N.M. was arguing with her boyfriend over space aliens when things became so heated, she pulled a gun out of her vagina and pointed it at his head. McCarthy's boyfriend was able to wrestle the weapon away from her, threw it in the toilet and then later moved the gun to the trash outside. The Albuquerque Journal reported that McCarthy was wearing lingerie at the time of the assault.

McCarthy was charged with aggravated assault on a household member.

McCarthy was married to Cormac McCarthy from 1998-2006. Cormac McCarthy is author of several famed books, including "The Road" and "No Country for Old Men."

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