Crime

WPTV (Channel 5) Cameraman Allegedly Slaps Girlfriend Over Breakfast Cereal Comment

Jason Proskurin apparently doesn't like people disrespecting his breakfast cereal -- that's why he told the cops he slapped his girlfriend early this morning, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report.

Proskurin, 26, woke up at his Boynton Beach apartment around 3 a.m. today to get ready for work -- as a part-time cameraman for WPTV-TV (Channel 5), an NBC affiliate station.

According to the cops, Proskurin was about to drive to work around 3:30 a.m. when he got back out of his car and slapped her in the face.

Exactly why he slapped his girlfriend is the subject of some debate -- she says it was because she shut off the light in the kitchen, while he says she was nagging about his "unhealthy cereal," police say.

When the cops caught up with Proskurin, he told them there was a boot involved. Proskurin told the cops his girlfriend hit him in the head with one of his work boots, then kept smacking the boot against his car window while he was trying to leave, police say.

Proskurin faces one count of battery and was released from jail on his own recognizance shortly after noon.

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Matthew Hendley
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