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Lowell Turpin, Tennessee Man, Mistakes Mitt Romney For Girlfriend's Lover, Allegedly Attacks Her (PHOTO)

07/31/2012 04:29 pm ET
Anderson County Sheriff's Office

A Tennessee man was arrested earlier this month after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend over suspicions that Mitt Romney was her lover, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports.

Forty-year-old Lowell Turpin had confronted his live-in girlfriend, Crystal Gray, after spotting a photo of a man who he did not recognize on her Facebook page. Gray quickly explained the photo was of presidential contender Mitt Romney.

According to a police report obtained by the Smoking Gun, Turpin was upset Gray was "attempting to communicate with friends" through her account and began “smashing the laptop against the wall." He then struck Gray on "the right side of her face, near her mouth, with a closed fist.”

The report, provided by Anderson County Sheriff Deputy Bradley Prewitt, stated that Gray had accused Turpin of having physically abused her in the past.

Turpin was arrested on domestic assault charges in connection with the July 22 incident. According to rawstory.com, Turpin was still being held in Anderson County Jail as of Monday.

The exact photo of Romney that incited Turpin's rage has yet to be identified.

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