The woman in question slugged her chum with some chum, apparently, going, as one person put it, "From fishwivery to floundering."
The woman will be appearing in the dock (in maritime court, the same person asked?) to answer for slapping her gal pal with a (frozen) piece of fish.
Alexa R. Kovach, 28, 31 Pleasant St., Rowley, and Donna L. St. Pierre, 54, 37 Summer St., Rowley, were issued summonses Saturday at 3:14 p.m. on a charge of assault and battery. Kovach was also charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon — a frozen fish filet — which Kovach used to hit St. Pierre, according to Rowley police Chief Robert Barker.
What we want to know is, how much more fish does it take before it becomes a deadly weapon?
Asked if he ever heard of anyone using a frozen fish filet as a dangerous weapon, Barker said: "Actually, I have not."
I have to say - Rowley hasn't given me much fodder for fun in a while, so it's nice to know that things are still on an even keel down there - and, of course, that the scales of justice are intact in our neighboring town.