The ex-boyfriend, identified as the victim, told Sebastian police he was pumping gas when Ketcham, 25, pulled in.
The victim’s current girlfriend was in the passenger seat of the victim’s vehicle. The victim hopped in his vehicle and locked the doors.
After punching the window on the passenger side where the victim’s girlfriend sat, Ketcham went to the driver’s side. She remembered the key pad code and got the door open.
She punched the victim in the face, and “grabbed an old cup of dip spit . . . and tossed its contents all over (the victim’s) right shoulder, leaving a brown stain on his T-shirt,” the affidavit states.
Dip spit is the mixture of saliva and tobacco juice produced by users of smokeless tobacco, also known as dip. Dip, which is not to be confused with chewing tobacco, is placed between the cheek and gum, and the resulting, brownish combination of saliva and dip juice is spit out, often into a cup.
Meanwhile, Ketcham apparently was so angry she was spitting nails because she “gave (the victim) one final blow to the genitals with her fist,” the affidavit states.
Ketcham then got in her vehicle and left, evidently traveling farther than spitting distance away.
The victim’s current girlfriend gave an account of the incident consistent with the victim.
Police eventually spoke to Ketcham, and she denied striking the victim.
The affidavit didn’t state whether the “dip spit” was produced by the victim, his current girlfriend or someone else entirely.
Spit and polish might not work as well as a washing machine to cleanse the brown stain from the dip spit from the victim’s shirt.
Ketcham, of the 700 block of Holden Avenue in Sebastian, was arrested on charges including burglary of a conveyance and battery (domestic violence).