GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (KABC) -- A woman was arrested in Garden Grove for allegedly tying her husband up and cutting off his penis, police said on Tuesday.
Authorities responded to the 14000 block of Flower Street at about 9 p.m. Monday after the woman, identified as Catherine Kieu Becker, reported a medical emergency. When officers arrived, they found a 51-year-old man tied to a bed and bleeding from his groin area.
Police said the woman drugged the victim during dinner to make him sleepy and tied him to a bed. The victim woke up as the suspect was cutting off his penis with a knife.
The woman allegedly tossed the penis into the garbage disposal, and then turned the garbage disposal on. According to police, they were able to recover pieces of the penis and transported them with the victim to UCI Medical Center.
The victim underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition.
Authorities said the suspect was the one who called police, and she told officers on scene that he "deserved it." Police say the two are married but going through a divorce.
The woman was arrested for aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit felony, poisoning and spousal abuse.
According to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Becker was placed in the medical ward of the Orange County Jail to be evaluated.