Florida Man Charged With Giving Girlfriend Wet Willy

1535815158462Joseph Sireci, 47,  in St. Lucie County, Fla., is facing a curious charge after he was arrested and alleged to have given his girlfriend a “wet willy.”  The incident occurred after Sireci allegedly spent a day drinking and acting in a belligerent fashion.

His girlfriend claimed that she found him drunk on the living room floor.   She took him with her daughter to the home of a friend and said that he “continued to  drink and be belligerent,” according to the affidavit. On the way home, he unleashed the wet willy.  The affidavit states that he pulled her arm and “continued by giving her a ‘wet willy’ sticking his finger in her ear.”

According to inmate records, Sireci was arrested on a battery charge.

It is not clear if it was the wet willy referenced in the affidavit that supports the second-degree battery.  The daughter confirmed that Sireci was throwing things around the house and grabbing her mother.

28 thoughts on “Florida Man Charged With Giving Girlfriend Wet Willy”

  1. I am curious what came between this sentence, “His girlfriend claimed that she found him drunk on the living room floor” and the next, “She took him with her daughter to the home of a friend and said that he “continued to drink and be belligerent.” What was the decision process here? Personally, if I found a guy literally on the floor drunk, I wouldn’t, and probably physically couldn’t, bundle him into my vehicle with my offspring and go to a friend’s house. What were her realistic expectations of the evening at that point?

    Maybe I’m missing something, but the Wet Willy seems like the icing on the cake of a breakup, not a battery charge. If he did it while driving, it could have perhaps led to unsafe driving conditions. There may be more to this story, but I also don’t consider throwing things or even grabbing someone to be battery. If a woman grabs a man’s arm for an explanation as he walks past her smelling like another woman’s perfume, is that battery? I don’t know the legal definition, but I consider battery to be when someone gets hurt. Was he grabbing her and shaking her? Throwing or shoving her? Otherwise, it’s a sign to break up with him or her. Wouldn’t throwing something just to break it or have a tantrum be a matter for civil court? Now, throwing something at her could be battery, if it was dangerous.

    What a mess. I’m sorry for the daughter most of all in this story.

    1. Karen S – thinking about this, maybe it was an effort to escape from his kidnapper. He may not have gone willingly. We have all been there. 😉

    2. If you intentionally just touch someone, against their will, that is battery, physical contact. If you verbally abuse someone, that is assault.
      know you see why often people are charged with both in the same instance.

      1. verbal abuse is not assault unless it combines some threatening gesture which makes a person believe they are about to be battered.

        a common misconception but an important distinction

  2. Maybe an appropriate response by both ladies would have been a kick to or really hard sqeeeeeze to his “willy”. That would have helped sober him up.

  3. I’m not going to research it specific to Florida, but in many jurisdictions, “harmful or offense contact” is considered as assault. “Wet willie” fits under than umbrella, I’d say.

    1. Marky Mark Mark – 2/3rd of every junior high male in FL has committed this assault, if it is an assault. Try to find a jury, 😉

      1. Paul C. I agree! When I first met hubby he had just returned from the Phillippines/Peace Corps, and was working for the Fed.Trade Comm. a seeminly good catch. On our first date he gave me a wet Willy! I had no idea what it was and he was doing and I said “Oh, gross!” several times. I didnt know if it was a filipino thing or not, but he soon got the message and quit. That was 47 years ago. LOL

        1. Cindy Bragg – evidently it wasn’t a turn-on. 😉 Maybe he was indicating that was what lit his fire? 😉

          1. Lol. I probably wouldn’t have gone out again but we were living in the same house with a group of friends. It was not easy to avoid each other……lol

            1. Cindy Bragg – propinquity is one of the reason people hook up. Now that you cannot do it at work, it really cuts down the number of available mates.

          2. Paul C….
            …he said what did it for him was when I made him dinner……coq au vin! He was ready to sign the contract after that meal. LOL

      2. To as much as touch, even very lightly, another person knowingly against their will consitutes legally a battery offense.

  4. Is it just me, or is it that every time I see a headline that reads “Florida Man Charged With………….” I ‘m really not sure I want to read the rest of the sentence.

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