Joseph Bray either just got off easy, or a judge as doomed him to a night of awful awfulness.
Bray has been ordered by Judge John “Jay” Hurley to do the following:
“He’s going to stop by somewhere and he’s going to get some flowers. And then he’s going to go home, pick up his wife, get dressed, take her to Red Lobster. And then after they have Red Lobster, they’re going to go bowling.”
Yes, you read that right.
This is the sentence for the Plantation, FL man after he was charged with domestic violence after pushing his wife onto a couch, grabbing her throat and threatening to hit hit. The entire incident was started when the wife confronted Bray for failing to remember her birthday.
But the Judge, convinced that the incident was minor, and that the wife admitted she was never scared for her well-being, decided this punishment was a better way to resolve the issue. Hurley also sentenced them to marriage counseling.
(peet: clearly the Red Lobster portion of the sentence is the “deterrent” here)
- Judge orders man to take his wife on a bowling date (today.msnbc.msn.com)
- Judge Prescribes Bowling and Red Lobster as Remedy for Domestic Violence [Justice] (jezebel.com)
- Judge orders man to take his wife out to dinner, buy her flowers (news.blogs.cnn.com)