A Mesa woman took the term "deep-tissue massage" way (way) too far.
After a night of drinking, smoking weed, and sex, 22-year-old Linda Burchfield offered the owner of the Maricopa trailer in which she was partying a massage. Then she tried to slit his throat with a fishing knife.
Burchfield was arrested just after midnight Wednesday after her alleged victim called police to report that he'd been stabbed several times by Burchfield in the middle of a post-sex massage.
The victim told police he and several friends were partying in his trailer Tuesday night. By 11:30 p.m., everyone had left but Burchfield.
The victim and Burchfield then had consensual sex in his bedroom.
Following the sex, Burchfield asked the victim where he kept all his money (an, um, obvious question for a guy living in a dumpy trailer in Maricopa).
The victim refused to tell the woman where his loot was, so she told him to roll over and she'd give him a massage.
As Burchfield used one hand to rub the victim's back, she used the other to try and slit his throat with a fishing knife.
The victim was able to get up, but the
massage assault wasn't over.
Burchfield -- still holding the knife -- was able to position herself between the victim and the door to the bedroom. She stabbed him several more times as the two fought for the knife.
After a brief scuffle, the victim managed to get the knife away from Burchfield.
The victim couldn't open the door because of injuries to his hands, so he kicked it down and ran to his parents' trailer down the street and called the cops.
The victim was taken to Maricopa Medical Center, where he underwent surgery for his wounds.
Burchfield was also taken to the hospital and treated for injuries she suffered while fighting with the victim for the knife. She was released and booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center on one count of aggravated assault.
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