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Cops: Man Assaults Girlfriend After Suspecting Her Of ‘Cheating’ With Mitt Romney

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A Tenn. man is accused of punching his girlfriend and smashing her laptop after seeing a photo of Mitt Romney on her Facebook account. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A Tenn. man is accused of punching his girlfriend and smashing her laptop after seeing a photo of Mitt Romney on her Facebook account. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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(CBS WASHINGTON) – A Knoxville, Tenn. man allegedly bashed his girlfriend’s laptop and punched her in the face after she answered his demands to know the name of the clean-cut gentleman she was gazing at on her Facebook.

Her response: Mitt Romney.

Lowell Turpin, 40, remains in Anderson County Jail on domestic assault charges in connection with the July 22 incident. The live-in girlfriend suspected of cheating with the presumed Republican presidential candidate had upset the man by “attempting to communicate with friends through the Facebook account.”

According to police reports, the woman attempted to explain that Romney is actually a national political figure and not a competing male suitor. Still enraged, Turpin jerked her laptop computer from her grasp, smashed the machine into a wall, and then hit her in the face with his fist.

The woman told a deputy that Turpin “has been violent toward her multiple times over several years,” according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

The State of Tennessee voted Republican in the 2008 presidential election. There has been no word yet on this couple’s voting intentions.

-Benjamin Fearnow

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