CRIME

Ronald Howard Jr. Arrested After Fighting WIth Girlfriend Shalamar Petrarca Over Scratching His Balls

02/20/2013 09:35 am ET

Awww, nuts!

Ronald Howard Jr. of Bradenton, Fla. was sitting on the couch scratching his testicles Monday, the Sun Sentinel reported, when his live-in girlfriend, Shalamar Petrarca, told him to cut it out.

According to an arrest report obtained by The Smoking Gun, Petrarca, 25, told him that the scratching was rude and disgusting, and she was about to eat dinner.

In Petrarca's version of events, the 30-year-old Howard Jr. then "got in her face" and told her to stop judging him, the report states. He then allegedly pushed her into a corner -- where she fell and scraped her ankle -- then he threw her out of the home.

Deputies say that Howard's account is different, and that he said Petrarca punched him in the eye for "scratching his balls", and that he threw her out because he didn't want the situation to escalate.

The report states, however, that Howard appeared uninjured, while Petrarca had a scratch that matched her description of what happened. Ronald was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery.

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