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Ohio woman arrested for punching victim in the face for saying 'Merry Christmas' — on Christmas day

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The war on Christmas lodged a brief battle in Avondale, Ohio, where a woman is accused of punching another person in the face for saying "Merry Christmas."

Local law enforcement says that Henrietta Bush responded to the common holiday greeting from a woman by assaulting her on Christmas day. They say she punched the woman numerous times, according to court records reported by WLWT-5.

Bush, who is 32 years old, has been charged with assault and menacing in the 
past, according to WKRC. She spent Christmas evening in jail over the alleged assault.

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She will face a judge for her arraignment on Thursday for the newest assault charge.
Some researchers have found a link between a rise in crime and the holidays, 

but these are mostly related to retail theft, not assaults over being told to have a merry Christmas. Experts believe the high stress and experience of loneliness during the season leads some to commit crime.

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