A man from the USA has been taken into custody for allegedly hitting his girlfriend with a sex toy after the two engaged in a drunken argument on Thanksgiving.
Christopher John Pacitto, 45, from the city of St. Pete Beach, in Florida, USA, was arrested after he reportedly battered his 33-year-old girlfriend with a sex toy on Thursday, 24th November.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies rushed to the Sun Island Motel, located in the 8300 block of St. Pete Beach after they received a call at around 4.40am.
Upon arrival, they were shocked to find out that the 45-year-old president and owner of Velocity Engineering Services in Fort Myers, Florida, had intentionally hurled a sex toy at the 33-year-old woman, following a heated argument.
The couple had reportedly lived together prior to the incident.
They were celebrating Thanksgiving, when Pacitto, who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol, threw the item at his girlfriend, according to an official statement by the Pinellas County Court.
The statement said: “The defendant got into a verbal argument with his girlfriend of seven months.”
“While the defendant was packing his suitcase to leave the room, he began throwing the victim’s items out of the suitcase.
“During that process, the victim advised the defendant hit her with a sex toy on her torso, leaving a bruise.”
After officers read Pacitto his Miranda rights, he allegedly admitted that threw several items, but failed to recall which ones exactly.
The 45-year-old man was taken into custody at around 5.19am, after which he was booked at the Pinellas County Jail.
He was released the next day after he posted a USD 1,000 (GBP 833) bond.
Pacitto was additionally ordered to surrender any firearms and ammunition in his possession to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office within 24 hours of his release.
He was also ordered to stay away from the victim but pleaded not guilty on Monday, 28th November 2022.
The Pinellas County Court scheduled him for a hearing before Judge Holly Grissinger at 10.30am on Thursday, 1st December.