Louisiana woman stabbed after snatching wig and setting it on fire  

Sherita Griffin set a woman’s wig on fire during a fight (Image Source: East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office)

A woman was arrested in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after a fight that involved her snatching a wig off of a woman and the chaos that followed. According to police, Sherita L. Griffin, 34, and an unidentified woman got into a verbal altercation that quickly spiraled into violence on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.

Griffin, according to WAFB-9 News, hit the woman who then pulled out a knife. The unidentified woman stabbed Griffin but the fight continued. At some point, Griffin snatched off the woman’s wig, pulled out a cigarette lighter and set the wig on fire. Even after that brief pause for wig arson, the two women continued to fight until Griffin spotted a nearby shovel. Police say they arrived on the scene as Griffin began swinging the shovel and the woman ran to her vehicle, jumped inside and locked the doors until police could restrain Griffin.

Griffin was charged with aggravated assault, simple arson and fistic encounter for her actions. It is unknown if the other woman was charged in the fight.

Griffin proudly admitted to her actions. In fact, she later posted to Facebook on Monday:

Sherita Griffin Facebook post after the fight. (Image Source: Facebook/Sherita Griffin)
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