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When ‘Apple Watch battery charge’ means assault, not a low power warning

You could do someone an injury with an Apple Watch, apparently

Assault with battery — A Florida woman has been arrested for cutting her boyfriend’s ear with an Apple Watch thrown during a fight.

There’s an interesting legal fact that a woman is more likely than a man to be charged with murder instead of manslaughter. It’s because being, typically, smaller than a man, a woman in a rage might have to pick up a weapon — and just doing that makes the act premeditated.

So while The Smoking Gun reports in preposterous detail how a Florida woman threw an Apple Watch at her boyfriend, it somehow misses that key fact. We simply do not know whether she was wearing the Apple Watch, and so had to take it off first.

We do know from the report that all of this happened at 1am local time in Gulfport, Florida. At that time, Kayleen Tresedder was allegedly in an argument with the victim. He had placed her belongings in a bag, and in response she threw her Apple Watch at him.

There’s no record of what the argument was about, and nothing but your best guess as to why the man had bagged up her belongings. What there is, though, is the age of the people — both 35 — and that the Apple Watch struck the man’s ear, “causing a small cut which bled.”

The in-depth report also covers how the couple have three children, and for some reason how much Tresedder paid for their house in 2016. It was $139,000, since you’re wondering.

Crucially, there is no word on which Apple Watch was involved. So it’s also not known whether it was aluminum or stainless steel, or whether it was a light Apple Watch SE, or a heavier Apple Watch Ultra.

Tresedder was arrested on a misdemeanor, and charged at the local county jail. She’s been released on her own recognizance, but ordered by a judge to have no contact with the man, other than “for the sole purpose of childcare.”.

The police report also notes that the man’s “V-neck was stretched and torn by the defendant who grabbed him by the collar.”

Apparently, police chose not to retain the Apple Watch as evidence. There’s no word on what happened to the V-neck.

Separately, Gulfport, Florida, is around 30 miles from where an Apple Watch saved the life of a driver in 2019.