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Man Arrested for Assaulting Girlfriend with a Banana

iStock/Thinkstock(PASCO COUNTY, Fla.) -- A 36-year old Florida man was arrested by deputies on New Year's Day after allegedly attacking his girlfriend with a banana.

WFLA-TV reports Pasco County cops came to the residence at which Joseph Smolinsky lives with his girlfriend after she claimed he flung the fruit at her, hitting her in the face.

Responding officers noticed the reported victim's face to be red at the alleged point of impact, and noticed pieces of the fruit around the couch on which he was sitting, and also in the trash can.

When deputies attempted to take Smolinsky into custody for domestic battery, he reportedly resisted, forcing cops to pepper spray him -- and adding resisting arrest to his charges.

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