Oh god we HAVE TO FIND OUT what this was all about:
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A doctor and neighbor of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has been accused of assaulting the politician and breaking five of his ribs.
Kelsey Cooper, a spokeswoman for the senator, confirmed the injury on Sunday evening.
Rene Boucher, 59, of Bowling Green was arrested Friday evening charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault. He was released from the Warren County Detention Center Saturday after posting $7,500 bond, according to Kentucky State Police and the Associated Press.
An arrest warrant detailing the injuries was not immediately available Sunday, though Kentucky State Police said the injuries were minor. Boucher did not return a phone call from AP seeking comment. It is unclear if he has an attorney.
Paul posted on his Twitter account Sunday that he and his wife were grateful for the support “after Friday’s unfortunate incident.”
Boucher lives on Rivergreen Lane, inside a gated community in Bowling Green, according to the Warren County property valuation administrator’s website. The Washington Post reported that Paul lived in the same neighborhood.
The 59-year-old is also a practicing anesthesiologist and an inventor who created a device called the “Therm-a-Vest” to alleviate back pain, according to a 2005 article in the Bowling Green Daily News. He sold and appeared alongside his invention on QVC, the home shopping channel.
I wonder if Therm-a-vest is good for broken ribs. Asking for a friend.