February 24, 2009
Lori Smith Jail Intake Booking
Brooksville, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Lori Smith, a 48-year-old Brooksville woman was arrested early Monday morning on battery charges after allegedly hugging her boyfriend.
Since the story summary is really unbelievable, we've included the arrest report with an arrow pointing to the narrative section of the arrest affidavit.
According to the Hernando County Sheriff's office, deputies were summoned to the couple's residence on a domestic battery complaint.
The alleged victim, 50-year-old Kevin Connelly, told deputies that he and his live-in girlfriend had been involved in an altercation that began when his girlfriend attempted to hug him. He also told deputies that She "grabbed him and threw him around the room."
Apparently fed up with Smith's advances, Connelly reportedly pushed his girlfriend onto a bed to get her away from him, according tot he arrest affidavit. Neither Smith or Connelly were injured in the dispute.
The deputy determined that because Connelly did not want to be hugged and Smith persisted in "grabbing" him, that she should be arrested and charged with Domestic Battery.
She was booked into the Hernando County Jail pending a bail hearing on the case.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
This story ranks right up there in our top ten most ridiculous arrests. While I can CERTAINLY see why the boyfriend would want to be hug-free, a a domestic violence charge is a pretty weenie resolution to the problem. We have children being burned, stabbed and beaten which result in the same charge.
Connelly, it's high time you grow a spine and leave if you don't want this woman's affections. Our tax dollars would be most appreciative.
The Weekly Vice
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