Sylvia Ruback

Threatening To Stab Husband, Boca Raton Woman Jailed

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Woman Allegedly Enraged Over Plan To Swim.

Sylvia Ruback, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton woman is facing aggravated assault and battery charges after she allegedly threatened to stab her husband when he gave permission for his stepson to go to a swimming pool. (News app readers access our full report).

Sylvia Ruback, according to a police report reviewed by, “arrived home and saw (the child) wearing swish trunks” but she apparently didn’t want the child to swim.

That allegedly led to a confrontation, then a heated argument in their home on Ironwedge Drive in Boca Raton.

“(The husband) advised that the argument then escalated where Sylvia began acting crazy and erratic by screaming and throwing things around the residence.”

Silvia’s mother, in the residence at the time of the incident, was simultaneously moving a box of Sylvia’s possessions to a car when the husband asked for access to the box, saying his watches were inside. But Sylvia, now holding scissors, “raised her hands with the scissors in a downward stabbing motion as if he was going to stab him.”

From the police report:

“(The husband) further explained that he ran away from Sylvia (as) she proceeded to chase him through the residence. (The husband) stated as he was running from her she pushed him and he fell to the floor hitting his head on a table. After falling, Sylvia continued to lunge forward with the downward stabbing motion, as she stated ‘if you don’t kill yourself, I will kill you myself. You are an abomination.”

Sylvia Ruback is now charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of battery.

Ruback was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and later released on $3,000 bond. A court date is pending.

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