Arizona woman accused of hitting boyfriend with hammer

A 74-year-old Arizona woman was arrested for allegedly whacking her sleeping boyfriend in the head with a hammer for leaving the television on, police said.

Marilyn Ann Kepler is accused of assaulting her partner, also 74, at their home in Bullhead City, according to police.

The man awoke to the beating — and then convinced Kepler to drive him to the hospital on Monday afternoon, the Bullhead City Police Department said.

As they approached a local hospital, Kepler allegedly pulled a gun on the man, who said he was able to wrestle it away, according to police.

He then fled the vehicle and got medical help at the hospital, where he told workers about the ordeal, police said.

The hospital alerted police, who arrested Kepler at her house. She was later charged with aggravated assault.

She told police she was mad at her boyfriend for leaving the TV on, which kept her awake.