Corbin, KY - A Kentucky woman was hospitalized in serious condition after an acquaintance reportedly stabbed her six times in a heated roadside dispute over a bra. Virginia L. Frye (pictured), 30, was arrested after Erica Canada – believed to be in her 20s – was brought to a hospital with stab wounds.
The melee reportedly began when Frye asked the victim to return a bra that she had left at Canada’s home.
“I called [Canada] to ask her about the bra and that’s when she said, ‘I have a problem with you,’” said Frye.
Not able to let that go by, the women met shortly after alongside a Kentucky highway. Investigators say both women had weapons – Canada armed with a lug wrench and Frye armed with a kitchen knife.
“They were screaming ‘bash her head in, kill her, kill her,’ and I had no choice but to defend myself,” said Frye. An interview with the clearly hyperactive Frye can be viewed here.
Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Jackson was dispatched to the scene at approximately 8:15 p.m. after a caller reported the fight between the two women. The caller described one woman being stabbed multiple times and transported to local hospital by a family member. Witnesses said that Frye and her boyfriend, Arliss McKiddy, fled before Jackson arrived. Frye and McKiddy were reportedly found hiding in a nearby home. According to Jackson, the kitchen knife used to stab Canada was found washed and clean in the kitchen sink of McKiddy’s home.
“It seems like a lot to fight over a six dollar undergarment,” said Deputy Jackson.
The clash between Frye and Canada may seem extreme, but an eerily similar confrontation erupted between Dwight D. Eisenhower and Nikita Krushchev in 1960. The cause of that conflict was a captured U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft and not a bra, but it was essentially the same circumstance – without meth and stretch pants, of course. I sometimes find historical analogies such as these to be helpful when understanding the situations that people get themselves into on D’D.
At last report, Canada remains hospitalized now in stable condition. Frye is charged with attempted murder and tampering with physical evidence and is currently being held on $1 million bond - equivalent in cost to roughly 167,000 bras. McKiddy is charged with tampering with physical evidence for his alleged involvement in cleaning the crime scene and the knife.
The case will now be sent to a grand jury who will decide on additional charges.