A Florida man spent a night in jail after a domestic violence incident involving a Big Mouth Billy Bass.
A Sunday afternoon disturbance call brought Sebastian police to the home where Gregory Carney, 54, and Larry Timmerman have lived for 17 years as a family. The officer found Timmerman sitting in his car nursing a laceration to the head.
According to the police report, Timmerman told the officer that he and Carney had been arguing intermittently all day over issues. Eventually, to annoy Timmerman, Carney came into the den with a Big Mouth Billy Bass, the singing faux-mounted fish gag gift popular around the turn of the millennium. After a few visits from Carney and Billy Bass, Timmerman put Billy in the trash.
Carney asked what happened to Billy. Timmerman directed him to the trash.
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Carney returned with Billy and a burst of temper — he threw Billy Bass at his partner. Billy struck Timmerman at the hairline.
That's when Timmerman went outside to the car.
Carney's account differed only in saying they'd been arguing for several days and claiming he didn't aim Billy for Timmerman's head.
Carney was booked on Sunday on charges of battery domestic violence. He posted $500 bond on Monday.