Woman breaks both legs protesting loud music
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
RIDGEFIELD -- It doesn't pay to lose your temper over loud music.
Toni Lynn Lycan, 44, got so mad about the music blasting from the apartment downstairs that she jumped up and down as hard as she could - and broke both her legs, according to police in this southwest Washington community near Vancouver.
The injury was discovered when officers were sent to the Carriage House Apartments on Thursday afternoon, Police Chief Bruce Hall told The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver.
Lycan initially yelled at her downstairs neighbor - Allen M. Haines, 27 - to turn the music down. Haines, in response, grabbed a broom and banged the handle on his ceiling.
That infuriated Lycan, so she jumped up in the air and slammed both feet on the floor, hard enough to break both her legs about 4 inches below the kneecap, Hall said.
Lycan was in satisfactory condition Saturday at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, a nursing supervisor said.