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Man is charged after spitting at his female roommate during a row over flushing the toilet 

Man, 36, is charged after spitting at his female roommate, 58, during a row because he refused to flush the toilet

  • Diana Griffin, 58, called the cops after Trovon Patterson, 36, allegedly repeatedly spat in her face after she complained about the hygiene of the bathroom 
  • The argument reportedly happened after Patterson used the bathroom and failed to adequately flush the commode, leading to Griffin losing her temper 
  • When Patterson began swearing at her, she told cops she picked up a plunger ‘and began swinging it at Patterson to keep him away’ 
  • According to the report, Patterson told deputies he spit on Griffin but did so only ‘after she attacked him with a cooking pot’
  • Officers said they saw smeared spit on Griffin’s hair, shoulder and stomach. He has to appear in court on June 18 on the battery charge 

A Florida man was charged with battery after police were called by his disgruntled roommate who complained that he was refusing to flush the toilet, causing a foul stench in their home and a huge bust-up between the pair.

Diana Griffin, 58, called the cops after 36-year-old Trovon Patterson allegedly repeatedly spat in her face after she complained about the hygiene of the bathroom at their home in Vero Beach.

The argument reportedly happened after Patterson used the bathroom and failed to adequately flush the toilet. 

When Griffin confronted him about it he allegedly began to swear and insult her before spitting in her face and hair.

The argument reportedly happened after Patterson used the bathroom and failed to adequately flush the commode. When Griffin confronted him about it he allegedly began to swear and insult her before spitting in her face and hair

Diana Griffin called the cops after 36-year-old Trovon Patterson (pictured) allegedly spat in her face after she complained about the foul hygiene of the bathroom the pair shared

When Patterson began swearing at her, she told cops she picked up a plunger ‘and began swinging it at Patterson to keep him away,’ the report on the May 23 incident said. 

Officers found Patterson a short time later several blocks away. His arrest record in Indian River lists an arrest on battery charges when he was also accused of spitting in his roommate’s face over a dispute about a messy apartment in June 2018.  

According to the report, Patterson told deputies he spit on Griffin but did so only ‘after she attacked him with a cooking pot.’

Officers said Patterson apparantly showed them a small red area on his forehead where he said his roommate had hit him with the kitchen pot.  

But Griffin disputed his version of events, telling deputies the red mark ocurred when Patterson ran away from her and ran into a wall, as she wielded the plunger.

Officers said they saw smeared spit on Griffin’s hair, shoulder and stomach.

Patterson has to appear in court on June 18 on the battery charge.

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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