Man Smacks Wife "Upside The Head" After She Uses Lord's Name In Vain During Argument

A 59-year-old man admitted smacking his wife “upside the head” after she “used the Lord’s name in vain” during an argument Thursday night in the couple’s Florida home.

The victim told cops that she was having trouble with her computer when she asked her spouse, Van Butler Perry, for assistance. An argument ensued and Perry allegedly struck his 53-year-old wife “on the side of the head because out of anger she took the Lord’s name in vain,” according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.

Investigators did not see any visible injuries on the woman, who declined medical treatment.

When questioned by a sheriff’s deputy, Perry said that he had quarreled with his wife “because she was on a chat room.” During the argument, Perry said, his wife used the Lord’s name in vain. “He did not like what he heard and smacked her upside the head. He then went to the porch to smoke a cigarette.”

Pictured in the above mug shot, Perry was arrested for misdemeanor battery and booked into the county jail, where he remains locked up in lieu of $750 bond.