Worth woman stabbed herself after having vodka taken away, police say

  • Written by Bob Rakow

  A Worth woman allegedly stabbed herself in the thigh Sept. 12 after her getting into an argument with her boyfriend, Worth police said.

  Traci Finnegan-Weber, 38, was charged with battery and resisting a police officer at 12:30 p.m. following the argument with her boyfriend, which occurred after he took her bottle of vodka, according to reports.
  Her boyfriend told police they had been drinking and Finnegan-Weber became “belligerent and intoxicated.” He took away the alcohol, encouraged her to eat, at which point she became irate and stabbed herself with a steak knife, police said.
  When police arrived at Finnegan-Weber’s apartment, she was standing in the living room and bleeding from her right thigh, reports said.
  While police waited for an ambulance to arrive, Finnegan-Weber walked toward her boyfriend in an aggressive manner yelling obscenities, police said. Police stopped her, at which time she struck an officer in the right arm and chest with her fist, reports said.
  She then pulled away from the officer who attempted to place her under arrest and yelled obscenities at him. She then lay on the ground with her hands underneath her in an attempt to resist arrest, police said.
  She was transported to Palos Community Hospital for treatment, police said.