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Florida man tells how girlfriend squeezed his testicles until they bled

An amateur boxer has revealed how he suffered an alleged 30-minute attack by his 105-pound girlfriend that may have left him sterile.

Tyler Sweeney accuses his girlfriend Katie Lee Pitchford, 21, of choking him and trying to rip off his genitals in the bedroom they shared in the beach town of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, on June 4. 

In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Sweeney, 27, said in a drunk rage Pitchford grabbed his penis and testes as hard as she could ‘for at least five seconds’, adding: ‘I’ve never felt a worse pain. It was squeeze, pull, rip.’

Sweeney, aa master grower of cannabis and marijuana consultant, said something’s still just not right with his testicles more than a week later. 

‘I know there’s something not right in there,’ Sweeney said. ‘It’s been feeling like it’s badly bruised. So far, I’ve been too embarrassed to go to the doctor. But it’s not been healing right, so I’ve got a doctor’s appointment to figure it out.

‘I’m worried at this point I’ll never have children.’ 

During his interview with DailyMail.com, Sweeney showed the remnants of his injuries and photos of a deep 4-inch gash in his scrotum that bled for hours. DailyMail.com has decided not to publish the graphic photos. 

Tyler Sweeney accused his girlfriend Katie Lee Pitchford, 21, of choking him and trying to rip off his genitals in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, on June 4

The 27-year-old said in a drunk rage Pitchford grabbed his penis and testes as hard as she could 'for at least five seconds', adding: 'I've never felt a worse pain'. Pitchford was charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic battery and ordered held without bail because of the possibility she violated her probation

The 27-year-old said in a drunk rage Pitchford grabbed his penis and testes as hard as she could ‘for at least five seconds’, adding: ‘I’ve never felt a worse pain’. Pitchford was charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic battery and ordered held without bail because of the possibility she violated her probation

In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Sweeney, 27, said in a drunk rage Pitchford grabbed his penis and testes as hard as she could 'for at least five seconds', adding: 'I've never felt a worse pain. It was squeeze, pull, rip'

In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Sweeney, 27, said in a drunk rage Pitchford grabbed his penis and testes as hard as she could ‘for at least five seconds’, adding: ‘I’ve never felt a worse pain. It was squeeze, pull, rip’

On the afternoon of June 4, Sweeney said he and Pitchford argued over messages he found in her cell phone that seemed to indicate she was cheating on him with a man she met at a hairdressers’ convention in Orlando.

‘We decided to go out for drinks to hash it out,’ he said. ‘She bought me lunch, but she got drunk despite the fact she can’t drink alcohol while on probation.’

The two were eventually asked to leave the restaurant because Pitchford was crying uncontrollably during their breakup chat.

‘She was trying to touch and kiss me all day,’ Sweeney said. ‘I kept telling her I didn’t want her affection.’

They visited several more bars, Sweeney said, and ended up at her house about 12:30am.

‘She decided she wanted to go to the beach, so she put on her bathing suit and super high heels, and we went to the beach,’ Sweeney said.

Pitchford, however, appeared to be too drunk to walk and fell on the boardwalk, scraping her legs.

Sweeney said he drove her back home, cleaned and dressed her wounds and placed her on the bed, asleep.

He went into the bathroom, undressed and was about to go to bed, naked, when she woke up.

‘She went into a rage,’ Sweeney said. ‘She was still mad at me for finding the messages on her phone.’

At first, said Sweeney, she threw her Bluetooth speaker at his face. 

On the afternoon of June 4, Sweeney said he and Pitchford argued over messages he found in her cell phone that seemed to indicate she was cheating on him with a man she met at a hairdressers' convention in Orlando

On the afternoon of June 4, Sweeney said he and Pitchford argued over messages he found in her cell phone that seemed to indicate she was cheating on him with a man she met at a hairdressers’ convention in Orlando

Sweeney said the fight after a long day of drinking and arguing. He said he put a drunk Pitchford to bed and he was about to go to bed when she woke up. 'She went into a rage,' Sweeney said. 'She was still mad at me for finding the messages on her phone'

Sweeney said the fight after a long day of drinking and arguing. He said he put a drunk Pitchford to bed and he was about to go to bed when she woke up. ‘She went into a rage,’ Sweeney said. ‘She was still mad at me for finding the messages on her phone’

‘Then she charged me with a hairbrush and bludgeoned me over the head with it at least 30 times. Then she clocked me one good time on the side of the face and it started bleeding.

‘I was trying to get out, but she grabbed my genitals. She was trying to rip them off. I tried to dislodge her fingers and eventually did.’

Pitchford, he said, jumped on his back and placed him in a chokehold as they fell on the bed.

‘She got on top of me and was strangling me with both hands,’ said Sweeney. ‘She had a smile on her face. There came a point when I couldn’t breathe.’

The woman’s grandmother, who slept downstairs, eventually called 911 to report the disturbance.

Pitchford left the scene before police arrived but she soon returned, claiming she and Sweeney had an argument that never got physical.

But when the police officers went to her bedroom to talk to Sweeney, he was still naked and bleeding. 

When asked if he believes Pitchford aimed for his testicles during the fight or whether she just reached out as a ‘crime of opportunity,’ Sweeney said she wanted to hurt him.

‘She is malicious and aggressive when she is in that state,’ he said. ‘She tried to rip them off, man.’

Sweeney said: 'She charged me with a hairbrush and bludgeoned me over the head with it at least 30 times. I was trying to get out, but she grabbed my genitals. She was trying to rip them off. I tried to dislodge her fingers and eventually did'

Sweeney said: ‘She charged me with a hairbrush and bludgeoned me over the head with it at least 30 times. I was trying to get out, but she grabbed my genitals. She was trying to rip them off. I tried to dislodge her fingers and eventually did’

The woman's grandmother, who slept downstairs, eventually called 911 to report the disturbance. Pitchford left the scene before police arrived but she soon returned, claiming she and Sweeney had an argument that never got physical

The woman’s grandmother, who slept downstairs, eventually called 911 to report the disturbance. Pitchford left the scene before police arrived but she soon returned, claiming she and Sweeney had an argument that never got physical 

In fact, when local cops arrived at the house about 3:30am, they found Sweeney naked in the bedroom, bleeding from his scrotum and face.

‘The cops were like, ”Dude, how did you let her do this to you”,’ said Sweeney, imitating the grimace he saw on one police officer’s face. ‘They couldn’t believe it.’

Sweeney, who trained as an amateur boxer, said he didn’t want to fight back so that he couldn’t be accused of domestic violence and, possibly, lose his pot-growing license.

‘I walked away free from an argument at her house and she was arrested,’ he said. ‘That ought to tell you something about my self-control.’

The 27-year-old also suffered bruises to his upper thighs, back, arms and neck, a gash to the left side of his face, lumps to his skull and scratches.

During his interview with DailyMail.com, Sweeney pulled down his pants in his living room and showed the remnants of his injuries, including a blue-ish red line that travels the entire length of his scrotum that seemed to indicate that several veins popped in the attack. 

DailyMail.com decided not to picture his injuries. 

He also showed photos of a deep 4-inch gash in his scrotum that bled for hours after the incident but has now healed. He is, however, worried about his ability to conceive children. 

When asked if he’d continue seeing the now-jailed woman, Sweeney said, with a hint of humor, he is considering moving on. 

When local cops arrived at the house about 3:30am, they found Sweeney naked in the bedroom, bleeding from his scrotum and face

The 27-year-old also suffered bruises to his upper thighs, back, arms and neck, a gash to the left side of his face, lumps to his skull and scratches

When local cops arrived at the house about 3:30am, they found Sweeney naked in the bedroom, bleeding from his scrotum and face. The 27-year-old also suffered bruises to his upper thighs, back, arms and neck, a gash to the left side of his face, lumps to his skull and scratches

Sweeney said this was not the first time he has been injured by Pitchford, recalling an alleged incident which occurred a year ago. He claims Pitchford ran him over in a car, leaving him with  an eight-inch plate in his clavicle attached to his skeleton with eight screws

Sweeney said this was not the first time he has been injured by Pitchford, recalling an alleged incident which occurred a year ago. He claims Pitchford ran him over in a car, leaving him with  an eight-inch plate in his clavicle attached to his skeleton with eight screws

There is no police report about that incident. 'I didn't call police,' he said. 'She was on probation for other stuff and she would've gone to jail for a long time if I told police'

There is no police report about that incident. ‘I didn’t call police,’ he said. ‘She was on probation for other stuff and she would’ve gone to jail for a long time if I told police’

‘I love and care about her, but I hope there’s another good-looking woman out there who might be able to handle my junk a little easier. My testicles have been through a lot.’ 

Sweeney’s mother, Cynthia Sweeney said when he returned home in the morning of the incident, she was ‘mortified’, adding: ‘I begged him to go to the hospital, but he didn’t want to go.’ 

Sweeney said this was not the first time he has been injured by Pitchford, recalling an alleged incident which occurred a year ago.  

He said: ‘We were at my house and we had one of our many arguments and we ended up in her car in the driveway. She started screaming to get out of her car, and while I was exiting and holding to the door, she gunned the car.

‘For a while, I tried to run alongside the car, but she was going 30 mph and I fell on my shoulder.’

Sweeney said he is now living with an eight-inch plate in his clavicle attached to his skeleton with eight screws.

There is, however, no police report about that incident.

‘I didn’t call police,’ he said. ‘She was on probation for other stuff and she would’ve gone to jail for a long time if I told police.’

Their complicated relationship, said Cynthia, started three years ago when her son visited a beachside watering-hole where Pitchford worked as a waitress.  

In November 2017 she was arrested for resisting an officer with violence. Sweeney said: 'She doesn't need to be in jail. She needs psychiatric help. I've had a hard time sleeping. I've been thinking about her.' Pictured: Pitchford in her 2017 mugshot

In November 2017 she was arrested for resisting an officer with violence. Sweeney said: ‘She doesn’t need to be in jail. She needs psychiatric help. I’ve had a hard time sleeping. I’ve been thinking about her.’ Pictured: Pitchford in her 2017 mugshot 

Pitch works as a hairstylist and hair colorist in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida near Orlando

Pitch works as a hairstylist and hair colorist in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida near Orlando

Sweeney was on his way out after eating when Pitchford dropped a note on the floor with her name and phone number on it that he later picked up. 

When they first met, Tyler was working in Colorado and the lovebirds were forced to do the long-distance thing. 

‘It wasn’t easy,’ Tyler Sweeney said. ‘We’d even have arguments over FaceTime.

‘One night, she was so mad about something that she took 10 pills while on FaceTime and hung up after saying ‘Goodbye, Tyler, this is it.’

What Sweeney didn’t know at the time, in late 2017, is that Pitchford had taken 10 of her mother’s heart medicine that wouldn’t have killed her.

But when police and paramedics came to her house to check on her, Pitchford allegedly attacked officers and bit a nurse. Sweeney says she was on probation for that attack when she was arrested last week.

In time, Sweeney left Colorado and returned to Florida, partly to reunite with cosmetologist and hairdresser Pitchford.

Then came the car incident and ‘countless fights’ and the June 4 attack, and every time until June 4, Sweeney and Pitchford got back together.

‘Ever since they started dating, we’ve always tried as a family to be there for Katie,’ Cynthia said. ‘They broke up many times and made up many times. And we accepted her back every time.’  

Sweeney's mother, Cynthia Sweeney (pictured together) said when he returned home in the morning of the incident, she was 'mortified', adding: 'I begged him to go to the hospital, but he didn't want to go'

Sweeney’s mother, Cynthia Sweeney (pictured together) said when he returned home in the morning of the incident, she was ‘mortified’, adding: ‘I begged him to go to the hospital, but he didn’t want to go’

‘We’ve tried to convince Tyler to break up with her,’ said Sarah Reasbeck, 38, Sweeney’s big sister and a confidante of Pitchford. ‘He thinks he can save her. But it’s not in his best interest to be with her. It’s a very toxic relationship.’ 

Pitchford was charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic battery and ordered held without bail because of the possibility she violated her probation. She is scheduled for an arraignment June 25.

‘She doesn’t need to be in jail,’ said Sweeney. ‘She needs psychiatric help. I’ve had a hard time sleeping. I’ve been thinking about her.’

Sweeney, meanwhile, admitted that the incident and its aftermaths have been embarrassing.

‘When you grew up in a small town and something like this happens, you can’t go anywhere without people looking at you. When they ask me ”How are you?”, I know what they’re asking about.’

Sweeney was also asked what he’d say to those who’ve been calling him weak on social media.

‘If you call me weak for not beating up another person that I love and care for, I’ll take that,’ he said. ‘And if you label me strong for that, I’ll take that, too.

‘I know in my heart what’s right. I know I walked away free and she didn’t.’ 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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