When Nurses Fight Back, Volume 2

An update to an earlier post, thanks to Alwin.


On September 8th, CNN reported this:

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — A nurse returning from work discovered an intruder armed with a hammer in her home and strangled him with her bare hands, police said.

Guess what?  He was a hired killer, sent to end the life of our brave nurse by her ex-husband!

Michael James Kuhnhausen Sr. first hired Edward Dalton Haffey to mop up the mess at Fantasy Adult Video.

Police say he then hired Haffey, a convicted felon with a long criminal history, to kill his wife.

Kuhnhausen, the estranged husband of the emergency room nurse who strangled an intruder in her Southeast Portland home last week, was charged early Thursday with criminal conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder.

Detectives say Michael Kuhnhausen, 58, helped disarm the security alarm at the Southeast Alder Street home earlier in the day and let Haffey in. Haffey waited with yellow rubber gloves and a claw hammer for at least four hours until Susan Kuhnhausen arrived home from work.

(click the Oregonian logo above to read the whole story).

Read to the end for her new answering machine message.


Wow.  I guess he didn’t warn his hired killer she was tough.


  1. Two kinds of people you don’t want to mess with:

    1. ER nurses
    2. Carneys

  2. Go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200.

    God bless ‘er… she not only survived, but was clear-headed enough afterwards to put the authorities on the right track.

    Strong work.