A St.Paul man is being accused of beating up his girlfriend, a quadruple amputee, and says he only hit her after she hit him first.
According to WCCO, the complaint filed said that Jacoby Smith, 37, hit his girlfriend Tiesha Bell, 28, because she was blocking his view of the television.
All four of Bell's arms and legs were amputated years ago because of a childhood illness and neighbors said Smith was usually very caring by pushing her in her wheelchair and looking out for her well-being.
According to charges, Smith threw Bell to the ground and punched her in the face at least 10 times.
The Pioneer Press reported that Smith has since claimed that the dispute started over whether or not Bell was seeing another man.
"I had been dealing with her cheating on me," Smith said.
Smith said during the argument, he turned the television on and Bell proceeded to get really angry with him.
He said this was when she started to become violent with him.
Along with claiming she hits him with her wheelchair, Smith said, "she'll swing, push me down and choke me with her nubs."
Bell admitted that there was hitting on both sides and said she plans on marrying Smith.
Smith has been charged with fifth-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and interfering with a 911 call.
He said he plans to turn himself in to St. Paul police this week.