The report said the woman — identified as 21-year-old Katie Lee Pitchford – had become “enraged” during an argument. The alleged victim, who was not identified, reportedly told the officers that Pitchford had struck him “with her fists and scratched the left side of his face.”
She got testy with her boyfriend…
An arrest affidavit, cited by the Miami Herald, said the man’s face was bloodied and had visible bruising. The man reportedly told officers that Pitchford had grabbed him “by his b—s and squeezed them until they bled.”
He told officers that after Pitchford choked him until he couldn’t breathe, he managed to wrestle her away and call police, the affidavit reportedly said.
Pitchford was arrested for battery and accused of violating her probation, the Sun-Sentinel reported. In the back of the patrol car, Pitchford reportedly asked to talk to the victim to tell him she was ‘sorry’.
Pitchford told police officers that the fight didn’t get physical but the condition of her boyfriend told a different story. Pitchford has two priors and both are from fighting with police officers.
According to a report about two in five of all victims of domestic violence are men, contradicting the widespread impression that it is almost always women who are left battered and bruised, a new report claims.
Men assaulted by their partners are often ignored by police, see their attacker go free and have far fewer refuges to flee to than women, says a study by the men’s rights campaign group Parity.
The 21-year-old, who was already on felony probation for resisting an officer with violence in November 2017, was placed under arrest for battery. So the accused has a history of violence.
Officers did not give information on what started the fight. It’s pretty safe to assume that if the gender roles were reversed, Pitchford’s boyfriend would be sitting under the jail.