hat appears to be what sparked a confrontation that ultimately left Steffen’s brother with bruising and redness and Steffen in lock-up, according to statements in a recently released arrest affidavit.
Port St. Lucie police on Aug. 2 went to an address in the 1600 block of Southwest Tivan Lane and spoke to Steffen’s brother and his girlfriend.
They said Steffen, 25, came in while they were in bed naked and began “screaming at (Steffen’s brother) about him using his favorite drinking cup,” the affidavit states.
A cup is a flat-bottomed vessel designed to hold beverages for human consumption. Cup varieties include the mug, chalice, highball, cannikin, pilsener, cordial, tankard, demitasse, goblet, grail, stein, teacup and tumbler. There’s also the storied “pimp cup,” a highly-ornate drink receptacle famously toted by the rapper Snoop Dog.
A cup features prominently in the video for “Cups,” a popular song from the 2012 film “Picture Perfect,” and in the traditional magic trick known as “cups and balls.”
In measuring terms, a cup is equivalent to 8 ounces.
Meanwhile, Steffen’s brother told police that Steffen started pushing him then charged him and grabbed him in a bear hug.
Steffen’s brother said he was able to push Steffen off him. He hit Steffen in the eye after Steffen again charged him.
Steffen told police he went in his brother’s room, pushing and tackling him.
A description of Steffen’s favorite drinking cup wasn’t listed. It’s also unclear whether a straw was involved.
Steffen, of the 1600 block of Southwest Tivan Lane in Port St. Lucie, was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge.