Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Love Hurts

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 1:43 PM

A tale of love and loss from the county court files: The court complaint starts simple enough: Boy meets girl, falls in love, buys a ring and a home for said love to blossom—hell, he even loved her enough to let her take the wheel of the ambulance they shared as paramedics for the Metro fire department. Things were going swimmingly—that is, until she punched his tooth out. Backseat drivers, take note. If ever there were a cautionary tale, it's this one. When the couple left Bordeaux Hospital in the ambulance last December, the woman at the wheel told her lover that she needed to make a stop at Walgreens and began turning left. He, of course, said she should turn right, at which point she told him “not to tell her where to go” and socked him in the head three times. The love cruise took them on another call to Bowling Green, Ky., and back to the station, where the two started arguing outside of the ambulance. And she planted her fist on his jaw once again. When he “instinctively slapped” at her, lovergirl assumed a boxer's stance and told him to “bring it on.” He didn't bring it. Instead, his lover lunged forward and punched him in the mouth where “the impact of her fist and the engagement ring broke off the Plaintiff's tooth” clear at the gum line. He's now seeking $50,000 in compensatory damages and $200,000 in punitive damages. Ain't love grand?

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