Thomas Lee Rowley felt ripped off. He had paid for breast implants for his girlfriend, Shanon Perry, and all was right with the world. She felt better about herself and he got to play with her big rack.
Unfortunately, the bliss did not last. Shanon, maybe due to her new and improved self esteem, decided she did not need Thomas anymore. The love birds relationship came to a sad ending.
As Thomas considered his situation, he knew one thing for sure. There was no way in hell that another man was going to play with the boobs that he paid for! He then set a plan in motion to recover the “stolen” implants. On 7/25/2006, he stabbed Shanon six times in the head and torso.
At the time, it appeared it was just an act of rage. That is until Tom’s former roommate, Dennis McGill, told prosecutors the real story. According to Dennis, Tom told him that he wanted the implants back that he paid for. His exact quote was, “I’m gonna cut ’em out and get em back”.
In the attack, Tom was not able to reclaim the implants although he did manage to puncture one. Shanon was able to fight off Tom and survive the attack although she ended up almost dying. (The good news is that the implant was repaired and the rack is in fine condition).
Tom was charged with a variety of crimes and his trial has just begun. Among the charges are attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, stalking, burglary, and false imprisonment. (Technically, I think the burglary charge should be “attempted” burglary since he did not actually recover the implant).
It is unclear what Tom planned on doing with the fake boobs once he got them back. I am pretty sure a doctor would not implant boobs that you stroll into the office with. Maybe he was going to perform an implant procedure for his new girlfriend in his basement.
I don’t condone what Tom did but I can understand why he feels ripped off. Women are always taking engagement rings, jewelry, houses, cars, boobs, etc. from their boyfriends/husbands and us men are left with nothing. I think stabbing someone to recover these items is going too far but I would have been ok if he had taken her up in a hot air balloon and they popped.
The lesson learned here? Ladies, pay for your own darned boobs. (To be fair, in a statement that makes no sense, Shanon testified she paid for part of the implant costs).