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"American Idol" turns into "knife swap" for couple who stabbed each other, say Pa. police

Gregory Stambaugh, left, and Karen Elaine Harrelson
York Dispatch via CBS Pittsburgh

(CBS/AP) YORK, Pa. - A couple is facing charges after police in York County, Pa. say they stabbed each other during an argument over which contestant should win "'American Idol."

As we all learned long ago, sometimes reality isn't pretty.

The York Dispatch reports 48-year-old Karen Elaine Harrelson and 57-year-old Gregory Stambaugh had been watching the show at Stambaugh's West Manchester Township home on May 15.

Police say they got into a drunken argument over which contestant - Candice Glover or Kree Harrison - should win the season's title.

Investigators say one went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and stabbed the other.

The person who got stabbed first then grabbed hold of the knife, and stabbed the other.

Investigators say each told police the other started the stabbing.

Now, both are being held in York County Prison on assault charges. 

(Editor's note: Candice Glover bested Kree Harrison for the title; apparently, no knives were out)

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