You can’t make this stuff up: a staffer to Congressman Sander Levin (D-Mich.) was arrested after he attacked his gay lover with a shovel–while his wife watched!
According to the police report, Tim Foster assaulted a man described as his boyfriend with a small shovel. His boyfriend was so badly injured that he had to be rushed to the hospital, for injuries to his neck and torso.
According to Roll Call, which first broke the story:
The dispute started around 12:30 a.m. inside a Northwest Baltimore home, when Foster, 32, got into a verbal argument with the 39-year-old black male identified as his boyfriend.
Foster put his boyfriend in a choke hold and stated, “I want to kill you. Die dirty faggy,” the man later told police. Foster released him, then allegedly grabbed a stainless kitchen knife. As the boyfriend fled toward the stairs, Foster chased him and warned, “When you reach the fifth step, I am going to stab you.”
Foster lunged at his boyfriend with the knife. But Foster’s wife “got in the way” and the knife then fell to the floor, the report states.
The boyfriend told police he attempted to escape the property, but was again assaulted by Foster. This time, Foster struck him in his upper back with a small black and red shovel. Foster continued to assault the man until he got into his vehicle, the report states.
Police responded to Union Memorial Hospital, where they spoke to the victim.
Foster was placed under arrest early Thursday morning, and locked up in the Baltimore County Detention Center. The shovel was submitted as evidence.
Foster was only kept in jail overnight; he released on bail Friday morning, but still faces charges for second-degree assault and the use of a weapon.
Levin’s office has confirmed that they place Foster on unpaid leave, but said that the incident was personal and thus they had no further comment.