Cops: Florida Condiment Fight Left Live-In Combatants Drenched In Ketchup, Maple Syrup
Two condiment-armed 19-year-olds squared off against each other last night in the Florida apartment they share, a confrontation that ended with them drenched in ketchup and maple syrup, according to police.
Lorenzo Ramirez and his girlfriend Marisol Morales got into a verbal argument around 9:20 PM when “Marisol decided to drag the bed out into the living room to sleep separately from Lorenzo,” according to a probable cause affidavit.
When Ramirez refused to help move the furniture, Morales took a bottle of maple syrup from a nearby refrigerator and attempted to pour it on the bed. But Ramirez allegedly grabbed the syrup from Morales and “poured it over her head.”
Morales responded by grabbing a ketchup bottle and began squirting the contents on her beau. “Both parties then trashed the house and Marisol contacted law enforcement,” a cop noted.
Upon arriving at the couple’s Bradenton home, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy found the couple “covered with food condiments and Marisol was sobbing.” Ramirez was subsequently arrested after the deputy concluded that he had initiated the battery by pouring syrup on Morales, who was not injured during the food fight.
Seen in the adjacent mug shot, Ramirez was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and booked into the county jail, where bond has not been set.