Florida man who suspected girlfriend of cheating pours ketchup on her while she slept, gets arrested

The 37-year-old man, identified as Peter Wagman from Pinellas Park, was charged with domestic battery for pouring a large quantity of ketchup on his 41-year-old girlfriend


                            Florida man who suspected girlfriend of cheating pours ketchup on her while she slept, gets arrested

A man from Florida was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly poured tomato ketchup on his sleeping girlfriend because he thought she was having an affair, according to reports.

The 37-year-old man, identified as Peter Wagman from Pinellas Park, was charged with domestic battery for pouring a large quantity of ketchup on his 41-year-old girlfriend after the couple had "been in arguments over infidelity by the victim," the arrest affidavit stated.

Reports state that Wagman and the victim, who has not been identified, were in a relationship for nearly 11 years before the incident. The victim, at around 4.45 a.m. local time on Sunday, June 2, "woke up to ketchup being poured on her by the defendant as the defendant was yelling 'that's what you get, b---h,'" according to police.

When authorities arrived at the scene of the incident, they found the victim covered in ketchup. The booking officer at the scene confirmed that Wagman had ketchup on the "right side of his pants" after the incident. He was eventually arrested over an hour later at 6.05 am and was released on Monday, June 3. Wagman was ordered not to contact his girlfriend, according to The Smoking Gun. Investigators involved in the case reportedly do not believe that mental health, drugs or alcohol had any part to play in the Florida case. 

Wagman and his girlfriend, according to the outlet, have been previously arrested for acting out violently against each other. However, battery charges on them were eventually dropped. Wagman's girlfriend, in April this year, was arrested again after she allegedly hit him during an argument at their house. Officers noted that during their dispute that both Wagman and his girlfriend took turns carving their names into the bed, according to reports.

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