In Davie, Florida, a 68-year-old man was arrested and charged with battery after slapping his wife with an open hand and pushing her to the floor.
According to a Davie police complaint, the man became angry when he arrived home and asked his wife for his Viagra medication. She reportedly told him she’d tossed them into the front yard, which sparked his outburst. The wife apparently told police that in 31 years, she’d never seen him that angry.
The man’s bail was set at $10,000 after the wife told the judge she was not afraid of her husband and that she thought he’d learned his lesson. The judge has ordered that the man accused of battery may only have indirect contact with his wife for the time being following his release.
Source: Dispute over Viagra leads to arrest for battery, South Florida Sun Sentinel, June 29, 2010
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