Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 4:46 p.m.
The table is all set for Frankie Muniz's Valentine's Day celebration. Note the absence of a loaded gun -- that's because Phoenix cops took Muniz's piece away from him a few days prior to this twitpic.
The interwebs is exploding today with news we've known for awhile: Frankie Muniz and his girlfriend Elycia Marie, are totally unstable.
Phoenix New Times
readers been privy to this information for almost a year (the whole sordid tale of Elycia and Frankie's Twitter-based vendetta against me is here
). But today, TMZ
and the gang are tuning in watch Phoenix's soap opera as a police report with lots of gory details about a domestic disturbance involving guns, exes and Frankie's bandmates was released.
You can read the police report (note: "Francisco" is Frankie) telling the very disturbing story here
. Like in any episode of COPS
, though, the couple is still together. Elycia hasn't tweeted anything since the news broke but Frankie tweeted out the above picture of his Valentine's Day spread last night with a love note @ Elycia. So that's good, I guess.
The couple's stories vary a lot, so who knows what's true and what's not. Either way, a scary evening at Frankie's Arcadia home
Elycia says Frankie grabbed a gun, put it up to his head and threatened to kill himself during a heated domestic dispute about "prior relationships." According to her statement, she called one of Frankie's You Hang Up bandmates to take him to the hospital.
We can only imagine the look on the poor schmuck's face as he was called in to babysit the disturbed former child star. Was it then he finally started regretting the Faustian bargain he took on when the band recruited Frankie, a guy they'd never seen play drums, to join their nice little pop-rock band no one had ever heard of? Sure, they got some small potatoes fame as a result -- but was it worth it? I wish they'd talk... I'll probably have to wait several more months before the band implodes and they dish.
Anyway, according to Elycia, while Frankie was at the hospital she hid his gun, but when he came back, he punched her in the back of the head and threw her into a wall. The cops on the scene said they didn't see any injuries on Elycia but that "she showed signs and symptoms of drinking alcohol." As someone who used to compile a police blotter, which necessitated reading through several hundred pages of police reports every week, I can tell you that, in cop-talk, that means the officers think she's a drunk liar.
Frankie says he grabbed the gun "case" but "not the gun," assuring police that it's not loaded. According to his story, he was sound asleep when Elycia woke him up by "yelling at him and hitting him in the face." Muniz said he was defending himself from the assault when "Elycia fell to the ground and started to kick the bedroom door."
When asked if he hit Elycia Frankie said, "No, I love her too much -- she is the woman I want to marry."
So, yeah there's a happy ending (for now) as neither Elycia or Frankie is dead and cops confiscated the gun. Hopefully, they'll also end up on one of those Don't Sell a Gun to This Crazy Person lists.
If Arizona even has such a thing. Which we very well may not...
Let's hope this is the last twist in this tale and both halves of this couple get their shit together, grow up, and find something meaningful to dedicate their lives to. The current path isn't headed anywhere good, and I really don't want to have to write a very sad story about them in the future.