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The devil made her do it: Wife allegedly stabs husband for ‘worshipping the NASCAR race at Bristol’

Mar 19, 2014, 2:45 PM EST

Mugshot courtesy of WJHL-TV. Mugshot courtesy of WJHL-TV.

We’re a little late in getting to this one, but without question, this has to qualify for one of the most bizarre stories of the year.

The alleged combination of smoking too much marijuana and her husband watching Sunday’s NASCAR race at Bristol apparently set off a Tennessee woman into quite a devilish manner.

When it was all over, Stephanie Hamman was in jail on attempted murder and felony vandalism charges, while her husband Steve was recovering from allegedly being stabbed by his better – or probably in this case – worst half.

According to WJHL.com in Johnson City, Tenn., which first reported the story, and was subsequently picked up by SportingNews.com, Mrs. Hamman told police that after smoking too much pot, she became quite incensed that her husband was “worshipping the NASCAR race at Bristol.”

But instead of talking to her hubby, or at the very least trying to turn the TV off, Stephanie reportedly told police that she got in her car and decided to crash into the front door of the Providence Church.

Then she laid down on the altar, police said, in wait for her husband to come find her.

When Steve arrived at the church, according to the police report, he came to his wife’s aid, only to promptly have her stab him in the chest with a large kitchen knife, claiming “the devil is in me.”

“So God told me He wanted me in there, so I drove my car through the front doors (of the church),” Hamman said, according to the police report. “I laid down in front of the altar until (Steve) got there. I prayed I would not have to use (the knife) on him, but I did.”

This is just a guess on our part, but somehow we get the impression Stephanie isn’t much of a NASCAR fan.

Oh, we failed to mention that the Hamman’s live in a little eastern Tennessee burg — about 35 miles as the crow flies from Bristol Motor Speedway — with the perfect name to be in this kind of tale: Church Hill.

As comedian Jeff Foxworthy might say, “You can’t make this stuff up.”

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  1. chad4208 - Mar 19, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    she has other problems. Pot does NOT do that to people.
    Besides… I’m sure sure this bitch has her own hobbies, and im sure her husband let’s her have those hobbies. He cant watch a race without her going crazy? Really. Lock her up for life.

  2. worknman24hours - Mar 19, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Eh, this girl needs some counseling, medication and to be kept away from knives and cars.

    And- her former husband.

    And NASCAR.

    And the rest of us as well.

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