A Florida man had a rude awakening early Tuesday morning at his St. Petersburg home, according to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to the house at around 3:45 a.m. on a disturbance call, the complaint says. They met with the victim, who told them he was sleeping in his bed, wearing a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device when his ex wife came in to the room and ripped it off his face.
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After she tore off his machine, which helps prevent snoring and sleep apnea, he said the suspect began “arguing” with him, the report said. The alleged attack left him with a “bloody” lip.
Investigators say the exes, both 42, live together, despite splitting in 2009.
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Investigators found that the ex wife “did intentionally touch or strike” the victim against his will and was arrested.
She was booked briefly into the county jail on a charge of domestic battery. A Pinellas judge ordered the two to have no contact.