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Man Arrested For Domestic Ketchup Battery

Beau covered sleeping victim with condiment

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Ketchup Domestic Battery

JUNE 4--A Florida Man is facing a domestic battery rap after allegedly covering his sleeping girlfriend in ketchup, court records show.

Investigators say Peter Wagman, 37, and his 41-year-old girlfriend have recently “been in arguments over infidelity by the victim.” The couple, who live in Pinellas Park, have been together for 11 years.

At around 4:45 AM Sunday, cops report, the victim awoke “to ketchup being poured on her by” Wagman, who was yelling, “That’s what you get, bitch.”

When police arrived at the residence, they found the woman “covered in ketchup.” Wagman denied the condiment attack, though a patrolman noted that “he has ketchup on the right side of his pants.”

Wagman, who was released yesterday from the county jail, had pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor domestic battery count. A judge has ordered him to have no contact with the victim.

Both Wagman and his girlfriend have previously been arrested for battering each other, though charges in those separate cases were eventually dropped by prosecutors. In April, the woman was busted after allegedly striking Wagman as they argued in their residence. During that dispute, cops noted, the couple “took turns writing on their bed, and carving their names into the bed.” (1 page)