HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) - In violent situations, police say pretty much anything can be used as a weapon. But the weapon one woman chose, is not something you might expect.
One woman is accused of using a religious symbol to attack her boyfriend.
It was Blanca Escobar's boyfriend who called 911 from their Hobbs home Saturday morning, saying Escobar was attacking him.
"While officers were in route, dispatch advised that a 44-year-old female, later identified as Blanca Escobar, was chasing a male with a crucifix," said Hobbs Police Officer Mike Stone.
According to a criminal complaint, Escobar's boyfriend told police she had come home in the middle of the night from drinking. When the man told her to get out of the bedroom, the complaint states "Escobar became upset and grabbed a crucifix hanging from the wall over the bed."
The man told police that's when she went on the attack.
"In domestic violence situations, you know, emotions run really high and anything can be picked up and used as a weapon, and that's one reason they're so dangerous," said officer Stone.
The man told police Escobar chased him through the back door, where he used a trash can to defend himself against her swinging the cross at him.
Officer Stone said police deal with domestic violence calls almost daily, but seeing a crucifix as a weapon is not something they see everyday.
"No you sure don't, but the real thing with domestic violence situations is people's emotions are involved and things can escalate very quickly," said Stone.
Escobar was arrested and booked on a $1,000 cash or surety bond and was also held for detox.
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