Friday, March 13, 2009

News Story Friday

Sorry for the lack of posts this week...I hope to get better.
Now for favorite story of the week....

Cop arrested, cannot stay awake for mugshot

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FL -- A law enforcement officer is accused of punching a woman, sitting on her head and threatening to kill her while they were arguing, accoridng to an arrest affidavit.
Robert Szoyka, 44, was charged with domestic violence battery. He has worked for the North Palm Beach Public Safety Department for 2 ½ years, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He posted $500 bail at the Indian River County Jail Thursday.

Deputies were called to Szoyka’s Indian River home at 10 p.m. Wednesday. He told the deputies there wasn’t a problem, and a woman inside the home refused to talk, the report said.

However, the woman called deputies back to her home at 12:30 a.m. Thursday after Szoyka left, authorities said. She told deputies Szoyka had punched her, sat on her head and threatened to kill her, the affidavit said. She said Szoyka had removed batteries from the phones in the home before he left, the report said.

Deputies took Szoyka into custody after they found him sleeping in his car, which was parked in the 2600 block of Fifth Street Southwest, Vero Beach.

Officials in North Palm Beach could not be reached for comment Friday.

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