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Tropical Diary: Post #64gV
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Further Proof that Florida is the White-Trash Crime Capital of the World:

Or: From the "Would-You-Please-Try-to-Control-Yourself?" Department:

PORT ST. LUCIE - A Fort Pierce man faces a domestic battery charge after allegedly hitting his girlfriend with a sandwich. Police say 19-year-old Emmanuelle Rodriguez was riding with his girlfriend Friday when he became angry as she drove and hit her in the arm and face with a sandwich, knocking her glasses off. ... The victim nearly lost control of the car because she couldn't see the road and Rodriguez then allegedly ripped off the rear-view mirror and used it to shatter the windshield. Rodriguez is free on $7,500 bail. Police haven't said what type of sandwich was involved.

It is scenes like this that I rip from the newspaper and put into my "Fiction Fodder" file.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the word "hit" is used as a verb, it's unclear from the story whether there was one hit (which struck the arm and face) or multiple hits. If only one hit, it would have to be a hoagie or submarine. Also, do you suppose the sandwich was thrown, or was it used as a baton?

November 20, 2008 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

Very astute comments on the sandwich, Scott. Yes ... I'm thinking the bread had to be something chewy and tough, like a good baguette, in order to survive, intact. And I had assumed the suspect used it as a baton because otherwise the reporter would have used the word "thrown."

November 20, 2008 at 1:24 PM  

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