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Love triangle prompted assault, woman says

Cop Shop Podcast: A 'Jerry Springer'-esque love triangle

Our audio recap of Macon-area police report unusualness. This episode features the story of a woman caught up in a romantic triangle, which she thinks sounds like something off "Jerry Springer" or "The Young and the Restless." Another item is abou
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Our audio recap of Macon-area police report unusualness. This episode features the story of a woman caught up in a romantic triangle, which she thinks sounds like something off "Jerry Springer" or "The Young and the Restless." Another item is abou

She told the police that a man showed up at her door late one night last month. He was in a huff, claiming that a man who lives nearby was his lover, not hers. Then he punched her. The woman, who was not seriously injured in the July 3 incident, said she was too drunk to report the assault that night. Besides, as she would later explain to the cops, she didn’t want to miss the neighborhood’s fireworks display. The woman, 47, lives on Macon’s west side, out off Raley Road, south of the Middle Georgia State University campus. The next day, the alleged puncher apologized and, according to a Bibb County sheriff’s report, reminded her to “stay away from his man.” The sheriff’s report noted that the apparent object of their affections, a fellow in the neighborhood, “is married; but his wife will only let him see other men, not women.” Days later, the woman shared a fuller account with the Cop Shop. “I got a little tipsy … uh, more than tipsy,” she recalled. “I got pretty drunk on some beer.” She had three or four Bud Lights and then drank four or five cans of Milwaukee’s Best Ice. Then the guy who was mad at her dropped by and struck her. “Come to find out,” she said, both he and the other fellow are bisexual and “were falling in love with me. Just by, I guess, watching me dance in the backyard with my music.” She said she also sings in the yard. “I can sing Madonna. … I can sing some AC/DC — ‘Shook Me All Night Long’ — I can rock that song.” The men vying for her attention apparently “thought I was good-looking and liked my personality. … They each were trying to get me to be their mistress on the side,” she said. “It sounds like ‘The Young and the Restless’-slash-‘Jerry Springer,’ does it not? It’s crazy.” She didn’t know her assailant’s last name. She said a deputy told her there wasn’t much the authorities could do unless they could find him.

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