Cops: Fight erupts after Thanksgiving dinner
Published 10:44 am, Wednesday, December 3, 2014
A family argument after Thanksgiving dinner at an Old Farm Road home turned physical, police said, resulting in disorderly conduct summonses being issued to a local woman and her niece.
The dispute erupted about 4:45 p.m. in the home of Mariamne Gurney where relatives had gathered for a holiday dinner, according to the report.
Gurney and her niece, Alexandra Rawlings, 18, of Lakeville, began arguing over personal issues as they cleaned up after the dinner, police said. The women gave police conflicting accounts about the source of the argument, and each blamed the other for striking the first blow in the altercation, according to the report.
Because of the women's conflicting stories and the lack of an independent witness, police said they were unable to decide who was responsible for the dispute. Officers, however, were able to determine there had been a physical fight since both women showed evidence of an altercation.
As a result, both Gurney and Rawlings were issued a misdemeanor summons for disorderly conduct, and were scheduled to appear in court the next day.
Because there was a 14-year-old minor present during the altercation, police notified the state Department of Children and Families.