VERO BEACH, Fla. - Mary Ingram said she was joking around with a man and "bent over to antagonize him to slap her on the rear end."
The man removed his belt and slapped Ingram's caboose in a "joking manner."
But what apparently began Nov. 28 in Vero Beach as a whimsical display of the derriere ended with the arrest of Ingram, 43, and her husband, 50-year-old Floyd Mosley, according to recently released affidavits.
The reported brouhaha involving bonked buttocks began about 7:15 p.m. in the 4300 block of 26th Avenue. Mosley told Indian River County Sheriff's officials he got in a physical altercation with the man who is said to have slapped Ingram's backside.
Mosley said he tried to speak with the man, and the man "sucker punched" him.
Ingram, an affidavit states, and the man were standing in the road, joking around.
"During the horse play, Mary turned and stuck her buttocks out and dared (the man) to hit her," an affidavit states.
The man took off his belt and "jokingly spanked" Ingram.
That's when Ingram's "mood switched from playful to upset."
Harsh words were exchanged and Ingram walked away, returning with Mosley and a screwdriver. The man said Ingram was swinging the screwdriver at him, but that she didn't threaten to stab him.
Mosley is accused of taking the screwdriver and trying to stab the man, who punched Mosley in the face and ended the altercation.
Records didn't state whether Ingram was callipygian or whether the screwdriver was of the flat or Phillips head variety.
Ingram and Mosley, both of the 4200 block of 26th Avenue in Vero Beach, each were arrested on a felony aggravated assault with a weapon charge.
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