According to a police report summarized in the Bryan-College Station Eagle, Chanin Christine Lindgren was not happy when her on-and-off boyfriend refused to give her the cash she needed for a fix.
Deploying faultless junky logic, the 38-year-old then allegedly beat him up, first with her fists. When that didn't get the desired result, she reportedly clocked him across the head with a plastic lamp. The man said it was then that he started to fight back. When Bryan police arrived, they found him alone in the house, covered in blood from a gash over his eye.
Lindgren was eventually tracked down in St. Joseph Hospital, where she was claiming to be suffering from neck pain. Questioned there by police, she allegedly asked them what she needed to tell them to make her victim's injuries "look like self-defense."
(Somewhere in the bowels of the Brazos County justice system, a court-appointed lawyer is reading Lindgren's file and burying his face in his palm.)
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Oddly enough, the cops declined to help her build her case. That was when she suddenly remembered that come to think of it, she had no recollection of what had happened. And then she reversed again and said she did remember something about the fight: It was all his fault.
Although he was advised to get stitches on his gashed forehead, the man declined. He was not charged with any crime.
Lindgren is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years behind bars.
She has a lengthy record in Brazos County including convictions for drug possession and felon in possession of a weapon. After her newborn tested positive for cocaine in 2004, she lost parental rights to all of her kids.