Sunday, December 07, 2008

Assault With a Burger, Food Related Assaults on the Rise

Authorities (mostly me) are becoming alarmed at the increasing number of food-related domestic violence attacks in Florida.

An unnamed Vero Beach, Fla. man allegedly assaulted his girlfriend with a McDonald's cheeseburger during an argument in a car in front of their home.

According to the Indian County Sheriff's office, the woman threw the guy's drink out the window, so he smashed her in the face with his burger. After they got out of the car, he hit her in the face again.

This is the second time in two months that a man has hit his girlfriend in the face with a sandwich. Back in November, a Fort Pierce, Fla. man whacked his girlfriend in the face with a sandwich while they were driving down I-95.

Emmanuelle Rodriguez admitted to police that he hit his girlfriend with the sandwich, because "he didn't want to hit her." Instead, he ripped the rear view mirror off and started whacking the windshield with it.

It's interesting to note that Vero Beach and Fort Pierce are about 15 miles apart. Is there an epicenter of food-related violence on Florida's east coast? What is it about the Sunshine state that's causing people to perpetuate domestic food crimes?

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