Police: York City woman stabbed in rent dispute

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A York City woman angry that housemates hadn't paid her any rent money apparently tried to get her pound of flesh a different way, according to police allegations.

York City Police said Kimberly Ann Bridges used the jagged edge of a broken glass bottle to stab another woman in the leg on Monday, June 18.

Kimberly Ann Bridges

Bridges, 41, of the 700 block of West Philadelphia Street, remains free on $25,000 unsecured bail, according to court documents. That means she didn't have to post any money but could forfeit that amount if she misses court proceedings.

Bridges is charged with aggravated assault and simple assault, court documents state.

According to charging documents, York City Police Officer Michael Rykowski was called to the area of Bridges' home about 11 a.m. Monday for a reported stabbing.

Once there, he found Sarah Hunsicker and David Stewart sitting on a neighbor's step. Hunsicker was holding a towel and ice on her right thigh, and blood was dripping down her leg, documents state.

The allegations: Hunsicker told the officer that she and Stewart had been staying in Bridges' first-floor apartment, and that about 10:40 a.m., Bridges confronted her about the rent, according to charging documents.

They argued, at which point Bridges allegedly picked up a broken bottle and used it to slash Hunsicker's thigh, police said.

The laceration on her thigh was about 6 inches long and went deep into her tissue, according to charging documents.

Hunsicker was treated at Memorial Hospital, police said.

It is unclear if Bridges has retained an attorney. A call to her listed phone number wasn't answered on Tuesday, June 19.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.