Well, when it comes to bizarre crime news and embarrassing domestic debacles, Florida really never fails to deliver. Last week, it was 42-year-old Flavia Higgs, of Port St. Lucie, who made headlines when she was arrested for punching her husband after he walked in on her while she was masturbating. The Smoking Gun obtained a copy of the arrest affidavit, because…Florida.
The scene of the crime. A Florida woman struck her estranged husband in the face when he tried to enter her bedroom as she was “pleasuring herself,” according to an arrest affidavit. Flavia Higgs was taken by surprise when her husband, confused, came running into her bedroom, thinking that something serious was happening.
The arrest affidavit. The Smoking Gun obtained a copy of the arrest affidavit. Why? Probably to further exploit this embarrassing debacle at Ms. Higgs’ expense.
Port St. Lucie police. The Port St. Lucie police department was quick to respond to the scene. Port St. Lucie is not really known for its masturbation-related domestic violence incidents; it is, however, known for bath salts and pill mills.
The 911 call. Garrett Higgs was quite upset after being punched by his wife. Police responding to a domestic disturbance call early last Thursday found Garrett Higgs, 43, standing in the driveway of the Port St. Lucie home he shares with his wife Flavia, 42.
Moaning from the house. Apparently, Mrs. Higgs was being pretty vocal, because her husband could hear her moaning from outside the house. Higgs’ 43-year-old husband, Garrett — who had been living in a separate bedroom from his estranged wife for more than a year — told a responding officer that he returned home and heard “moaning from the house” before walking toward the room and knocking on the door.
Picking the lock. Thinking that his wife was with another man, Garrett Higgs was ready for a dramatic entrance. On September 7, Garrett came home at around 12.30am and heard moans coming from inside his wife’s locked bedroom. Convinced that there was another man in the house, he used a screwdriver to unlock her door and break into the room.
No answer. As he investigated the sound, Higgs determined the moaning was emanating from his wife’s bedroom, the door to which was locked. Higgs then banged on the door, but received no answer. Maybe she had headphones on.
A physical altercation. Once he barged in, his humiliated wife tried to stop her husband and “physically escort him out” of the room as he tried to push past her and pushed her arm against a wall. She then struck Higgs in the face, the report states, according to the New York Post.
That’s embarrassing. Not to pick sides, but the whole thing could have been avoided if Garrett had, you know, knocked first. Flavia Higgs later confirmed to the officer that she had been “pleasuring herself” inside the room when her estranged husband came home. She was arrested since she was the first person to “initiate physical contact,” according to the responding officer.
PI. Flavia Higgs is a licensed private investigator in the State of Florida. There might be a joke about being a private investigator, but we’re not going to go there. Nope.
Living arrangements. Flavia and Garrett are still legally married and share the same home. They reportedly sleep in separate bedrooms and have not been intimate together for over a year. We’re not sure why this information was included in the police report, but it’s not like anything is really normal about this story in the first place.
Released from custody. Flavia has since been released from custody. It is unknown if Garrett is going to go forward with pressing charges against her.
In the meantime. In the meantime, we hope that Mr. and Mrs. Higgs invest in some door hangers. And a new lock.
Via: Rebel Circus