Authorities: Florida man tried to electrocute pregnant wife

Authorities: Florida man tried to electrocute pregnant wife
Florida authorities said Michael Scott Wilson rigged the front door of a home in an attepmt to electrocute his pregnant wife. (Source: Flagler County Sheriff’s Office)

FLAGLER COUNTY, FL (TUCSON NEWS NOW) - A Florida man has been accused of trying to electrocute his pregnant wife by rigging the front door of her home.

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office said Michael Scott Wilson, 32, was arrested Thursday, Dec. 28, on charges of attempted aggravated battery on a pregnant person and one count of grand theft of a firearm.

The sheriff's office said Wilson's father-in-law called them after Wilson made several comments about keeping children away from the door.

Deputies said they found burn marks on the door and when they kicked it in, they saw a large spark.

"It was apparent the suspect rigged electrical devices to the top door lock and lower door handle in an attempt to electrocute whomever attempted to unlock and open the front door of the residence," the FCSO said in a news release.

Authorities said they believe Wilson did it to harm to his estranged wife.

"This is one of the most bizarre domestic violence cases I have seen in my career," said Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly. "Not only did this man plan to electrocute his wife, but he could have injured a deputy or any person attempting to enter this residence."

Wilson, who was arrested in Tennessee, also allegedly stole a firearm from the home. He is being held on a $150,000 bond and will be extradited back to Florida.

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