(Huff Post) A Broward County judge has ordered a husband to take his wife out on a date and buy her flowers — a strangely gentle ruling for a domestic abuse charge.
According to an arrest affidavit cited by NBC Miami, Joseph Bray, 47, and his wife Sonja got into a fight after Bray neglected to wish her a happy birthday. Sonja told police he shoved her and grabbed her neck at their Plantation residence.
At the Tuesday hearing, Judge John Hurley asked the wife about her preferences for a night out on the town and sentenced the husband accordingly.
According to the Sun Sentinel he ordered Bray to “flowers, birthday card, Red Lobster, bowling.”
He also requested that the Brays start seeing a marriage counselor.
So this is what our country is coming to, eh? Dude shoves and chokes his wife and his punishment is a night out with her… that actually sounds pretty legit to me… I mean if this guy can’t even wish his wife a happy birthday, it’s gunna be torture having to take her out to dinner and bowling… that seems like boarder-line cruel and unusual punishment
But I mean I guess it’s better than going to jail or bein slapped with a hefty fine… but if you think about it, I’m sure that after being forced into their special night out, he will never again think of touching his wife like that again…. not with punishments like these
PS seriously tho, this dude…. you can’t wish your wish a happy birthday? … and then when she gets upset you beat her?… the fuck is wrong with you and how does this broad forgive/accept this sentence? … some people…