FORT PIERCE — A man accused of throwing a television remote control, striking his girlfriend in the head, was arrested Wednesday on a battery charge, according to an affidavit released Thursday.
The "extremely intoxicated" victim told Fort Pierce police that Edward Watts, her boyfriend of 14 years, hurled the TV remote. She said Watts, 42, also had been drinking and was upset, suspecting she'd "broken the cable for the television."
She said Watts, of the 1100 block of North Seventh Street, threw the remote control as he yelled and screamed, striking her in the head.
Watts said the victim was "very intoxicated and would not leave him alone." He said she kept following him around the residence and bothering him. Watts said he grew upset and threw the remote control at the TV, saying it "accidentally" hit her in the head.
The victim was bleeding from a cut just above her forehead. Watts was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge.
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