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Fla. Man Rigs Door to Shock Pregnant Wife: Police

The woman's father called deputies to the home after Michael Scott Wilson made suspicious statements about keeping children away from the door

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    Fla. Man Accused of Rigging Door to Electrocute Pregnant Wife

    Officials said 32-year-old Michael Scott Wilson rigged the front door of a Palm Coast, Florida, home in an attempt to electrocute his pregnant, estranged wife and stole a firearm from the woman's father. He was arrested Thursday in Knoxville, Tennessee, and charged with attempted aggravated battery on a pregnant woman and grand theft of a firearm, officials said. (Published Friday, Dec. 29, 2017)

    A Florida man is accused of rigging the front door of a Palm Coast home in an attempt to electrocute his estranged pregnant wife.

    In a Friday Facebook post, Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staley called the case one of the "most bizarre domestic violence cases" he's seen.

    Officials said 32-year-old Michael Scott Wilson was arrested Thursday in Knoxville, Tennessee, and charged with attempted aggravated battery on a pregnant woman and grand theft of a firearm. He's being held on a $150,000 bond and will be extradited to Florida. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

    The woman's father called deputies to the home after Wilson made suspicious statements about keeping children away from the door. Deputies found the front door barricaded with burn marks on the handle. When a deputy kicked the door, a large spark was observed. 

    Police said Wilson also stole a firearm that belongs to the woman's father from the house.

    The investigation is ongoing.