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Life as a Punching Bag

Andrew Whitaker picked up his girlfriend from work, and they got into an argument because she was “highly intoxicated,” according to the resulting police report. Tammy Hiser, 34, works as a stripper at a club in Daytona Beach, Fla. They were staying at a nearby hotel, but before they could get there Hiser allegedly started punching Whitaker in the face. Once he parked, he ran to their room with the woman in hot pursuit. He ran into the room, and by then Hiser had allegedly grabbed a fire axe, and threatened to hit him with it if he called the police. “Her coordination was terrible so she was just slushing around,” he said, and he was able to get the axe away from her. As he went out to call police, he says, she resumed punching him in the face. She was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, even though Whitaker doesn’t want to press charges, he wants to marry her. “I see spending the rest of my life with her,” he said. (RC/Orlando Sentinel) ...Which might be shorter than he thinks.
Original Publication Date: 12 October 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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