â€œThis is just one of many instances where I’ve had to use the camera to either prove her guilt or prove my innocence and that’s the only reason Iâ€™m carrying it.â€
Those are the words a man told a news station after becoming fed up with his estranged wife constantly harassing and abusing him and finally deciding to strap a GoPro to his waist in an attempt to catch her in the act. It worked.
The man, identified only as â€˜Michaelâ€™ to protect the identity of a domestic abuse victim, was in the middle of whatâ€™s been described as a contentious custody handover on Thursday when his GoPro captured 37-year-old Corinne Novak forcibly grabbing his genitals.
The two have been battling over custody of their twin two-year-old boys in their state of Florida while going through a divorce. According to Michael, this wasnâ€™t the first time; it was just the first time it was caught on camera.
He turned the video over to authorities and then 10News. It shows him unbuckling one of his sons when she performs her dastardly deed.
It also catches his soon-to-be-ex-wife saying, â€œCall the police. Iâ€™m gonna tell them that you just assaulted me.â€
The video was enough for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. They arrested Corinne for domestic battery.