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Man blames ghost for beating up wife


A Wisconsin man accused of assaulting his wife claims a ghost was behind the act.

The situation on Jan. 15 began with an argument between Michael F. West and his wife over the foreclosure of their house, according to a report by The Northwestern newspaper.

West tried to strangle the woman twice, then told her to call the police, the report said, but as she reached for the phone, he punched her repeatedly in the face, giving her a nosebleed.

When questioned by police, West first claimed his wife had gotten injured from a fall, then later said, "A ghost did it," the newspaper reported.

He has been charged and booked into jail.