WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- U.S. Senator Rand Paul is filing charges against his neighbor who admitted on assaulting him as he mowed his lawn.
- According to Rene Boucher, the neighbor, what prompted the attack was the senator’s annoying behavior of “stacking yard debris near a shared property line.”
- After pleading guilty, Boucher, who is also from the medical field just like Sen. Paul, was sentenced to 30 days jail time and a fine of $10,000.
Republican Senator Rand Paul is suing his neighbor Rene Boucher for “physical pain and mental suffering.” Paul is also asking for “compensatory and punitive damages” from the attack last November, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.
Boucher said piles of yard rubble on a shared property thrown by Paul time and again led him to commit the act. Paul’s injury from the attack included multiple broken ribs. The lawsuit describes Boucher’s actions as “unnecessarily cruel, malicious, willful, wanton” and ignorant of Paul’s “rights, life and liberties.”
The charges claim that Paul has “been deprived of his enjoyment of life” and scarred with increased possibility of injury and sickness. It also requests to forbid Boucher from making contact with the Paul family or Boucher “will continue … the pattern of stalking and harassment.”
Boucher was sentenced to a month in jail and a $10,000 fine. He pleaded guilty to an act of aggression on a member of Congress.
Boucher’s lawyer, Matt Baker, said, “To the best of my knowledge, Sen. Paul has not suffered any loss of any income and doesn’t appear that he will in the future.
“It was established at the sentencing hearing that he does not have any out-of-pocket medical expenses in this case, and at some point, after the incident, he told Fox News in an on-camera interview that he has not taken any prescription pain medication,” Baker continued.
“So all that is to say we’re going to defend this civil suit just like we would any other and see if we can get it resolved as efficiently as possible,” the lawyer said.
Source: Fox News