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Tennessee Man Allegedly Assaults Girlfriend Over Romney Picture On Her Facebook

Man Allegedly Assaults Girlfriend Over Romney Picture On Her Facebook

Let this story serve as a reminder that not every American is fully tuned in to political affairs.

A Claxton, Tennessee man who suspected his live-in girlfriend of having an affair was reportedly set off into a rage over a photo of another man on the girlfriend’s Facebook page. That other man is presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, upon seeing Romney’s photo on his girlfriend’s page, Lowell Turpin “angrily demanded to know who the male was.” When Turpin felt the girlfriend was “attempting to communicate with friends through her Facebook account,” he proceeded to throw her personal laptop against the wall and… punch her in the face.

The 40-year-old Turpin remains in the Anderson County Jail after being charged with domestic assault. The girlfriend also reportedly told an officer that Turpin “has been violent toward her multiple times over several years.”

[Beautiful mugshot via KnoxNews.com]

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