The Burgh’s desperate housewife loses it.

So yesterday on Desperate Housewives, Gabby decided to end it with Carlos. As she was driving by the mansion a few days later, she noticed the housekeeper taking their dog out for a walk, a dog that Carlos had taken from her the day before.

She absolutely flipped her lid, screeched her Caddy to a stop and tore after the woman. She then attacked the housekeeper by hitting her about the head, pulling her hair, and scratching her neck. When the housekeeper called out for help, Carlos’ security guard heard and came running to help. Gabby turned on him and smacked his glasses off.

At this point, the dog broke away and ran onto the front lawn where Carlos’ elderly secretary tried to get control of the animal. When Gabby saw this, she chased after the dog, then accosted the 77-year-old lady by shoving her to the ground and kicking her in the hip.

Did you miss that episode? You did? Well that’s because that isn’t a real episode, but it sure is what Richard Mellon Scaife’s estranged wife Ritchie Scaife did last week on the lawn of their formerly shared Shadyside mansion.

She kicked the old lady in the HIP?! That is calculated.

Do you know the sum of money I would have paid to be able to park a lawn chair on that sidewalk, sip some tea, and watch the deranged estranged wife of Richard Mellon Scaife lose her shit and start sprinting in her Manolo Blahniks to try to beat the crap out of some innocent people over a yellow lab that she probably didn’t care about prior to this tiff with her husband?


Slightly different account here.

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  1. blee1
    April 10, 2006 1:23 pm

    Not a small home

    But smaller than I thought it would be

  2. ~mandakay
    April 10, 2006 2:50 pm

    blee, i can’t believe you google earthed that house!

  3. blee1
    April 10, 2006 3:19 pm

    It was easy:

    Go to the PGH Property Assessment site.
    Lookup the address based on his name
    Goto and enter the address.

    Hey, I live on the edge of Shadyside in Squirrel Hill and some of the houses around mine are HUGE and I just wanted to know if he was in one of them ;)