--A Fish Lake man was slashed by his girlfriend after wishing her a happy birthday, LaPorte County police said.
, 24, was arrested on a felony battery charge.
About 4 a.m. Saturday, a very bloody Ed Willoughby told investigators he returned home from a bar and went up to the bedroom where Holloway was sleeping. He woke her up wishing her a happy birthday, police said.
Willoughby told investigators she got out of bed and yelled, "I'm tired of you waking me up," police said.
Holloway grabbed a filet knife and cut Willoughby twice on his left arm when he tried to fend her off, police said.
Holloway also was cut but could not explain how she received her injuries, police said.
The two both went to LaPorte Hospital where Willoughby required stitches.
Holloway's story did not reflect the evidence at the scene while the accounts that Willoughby gave seemed to match up, police said.