Wife Attacks Husband After Finding Copies of The Onion in Car

Victim tells police his wife considers the papers "pornography" and it has caused issues in their marriage.

This story originally appeared in Wisconson.

The Shepherd Express and The Onion are iconic Wisconsin publications well known for their alternative views and humor.

However, when one man's wife found issues of those two papers in his trunk, it incited an incident that could very well be mistaken for a headline in The Onion.

A 56-year-old Menomonee Falls woman is facing charges after she allegedly attacked her husband for having copies of the Shepherd Express and The Onion in the trunk of his car.

Lynne M. Rasbornik was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Monday with one count of disorderly conduct domestic abuse. If convicted, she faces up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On May 19, the victim’s car was parked in their driveway in the N5100 block of Dolphin Drive and Rasbornik was going through the trunk when she found copies of the newspapers. She came into the house and confronted her husband about the papers then attacking him.

The man said his wife considers the publications “pornography” and the issue has been around in their marriage before.

The victim was able to get Rasbornik to the ground, then he wanted to leave, so he let her go and went to get his son’s guitar that he was going to borrow. Rasbornik then grabbed a vase and tried to throw it at her husband, but he was able to grab her arms and stop her.

Rasbornik began to flail her arms and scream before running out of the house to the victim’s car and take his cell phone, a notebook with his driver’s license and credit card inside, a Starbucks gift card and his handicapped placard.

While talking with a police officer, Rasbornik said her husband had attacked her, but she kept scratching and poking herself to make injuries more apparent. The officer told her to stop, but once taken in for booking she continued to scratch and twist her arms to make it appear that she was injured.

She will make her initial appearance in court Aug. 7. 

Lee Salzberg June 21, 2012 at 06:48 PM
I'm curious as to why this is appearing in the Trumbull Patch when it seems to have happened in Oregon. Although interesting, it's certainly not local Trumbull news.
Aaron Leo (Editor) June 21, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Every now and then a Patch story jumps out that's worth talking about but thank you for your concern. I assure you this column runs occasionally and Patch is still about local news. Thanks for reading.
Joan June 22, 2012 at 01:02 AM
I don't see what this bizarre incident has to do with anything remotely connected to Trumbull.
DrB3 June 22, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Don't worry Joan. It's all over. You can put your blinders back on and pretend the edge of the world is at the Fairfield county line again.
Joan June 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Exactly why do you see a need for insults here, DrB3? Or do you expect a rampage of people beating their spouses for reading The Onion, so that this is a great public service announcement for the rest of us? By the way, I have been in Menomenee Falls. Have you?
Simon June 23, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Joan the insult was because you may be the winner if the "Captain Obvious" award. Without your comment every one would have thought it was about Trumbal now we all wonder if it was your family in Menomenee Falls
Joan June 23, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Sounds like you could use a hobby!
Potus June 23, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Joan, nobody likes you.
Joan June 23, 2012 at 03:33 AM
If only I could be as kind as you obviously are, Potus. Maybe then.
Tom Mackin June 23, 2012 at 12:55 PM
I live in Milford and took the time to read the story. Although kind of quirky it is interesting.
Lois Vuoncino June 24, 2012 at 02:30 PM
I'm with Joan; she's taking the high road and being civil. You're a good example Joan.
Amanda Kaplan June 25, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Call me Captain Obvious, as well, but isn't this the "Over the Fence" section? Stories can be from anywhere.
Kathi June 25, 2012 at 06:51 PM
I got this link from a CNN page; thanks for posting it. Sounds like an 'Onion' written story.
John Tuttle June 26, 2012 at 12:51 AM
I wouldn't brag about having been to Menomenee Falls.
CT Mom June 26, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Why the heck is everyone picking on poor Joan? She asked a reasonable question - why all the personal attacks?
Tarisita June 27, 2012 at 01:16 PM
I have an idea - for those that don't like to read news outside their little bubble, how about as soon as you read the first line, "this story originally appeared in Wisconsin", stop there. Love, Norwalk, CT
Jooberdoober June 27, 2012 at 02:35 PM
There are crazy people everywhere, what else is new?
John Tuttle June 27, 2012 at 06:48 PM
I like cheese.
Kim Stagliano June 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM
I read it - sort of like loolking at a car accident - The Onion? Really? I love The Onion and if Aaron can't have a bit of interesting fun to generate conversation and keep Trumbull attached to the rest of the world that would be sad. As always, great job, Aaron. Thanks for your work! KIM
Jennifer Kinghorn June 28, 2012 at 01:57 PM
The Onion? Its really funny and smart and thats about it. Perhaps she was thinking of that horrid piece of crap drivel known as The Chive.
Kim Stagliano June 28, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Ha ha! Thanks for the laugh, Jennifer!


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