Illinois State Senator Suzanne Schmidt went and made an ass of herself- as in donkey. Last Christmas, she had a squabble with her husband and he ended up outside without a jacket. That wasn’t what got her in trouble, tho.
Telling a 911 dispatcher to disregard your husband’s call…. well that could be a problem. Admitting to biting and scratching him while he’s on the phone with 911 usually would get yourself thrown in the slammer, but that didn’t happen apparently.
At 6:25 p.m. Monday, Robert Schmidt called a dispatcher to report his wife bit him and caused bleeding, according to the 911 recording. A report states a deputy observed blood on Robert Schmidt’s shirt front and pants, purportedly after being bitten and hit with a wireless telephone.
Incredibly, she told the dispatcher: “He might (call), except he’s kind of afraid of me because he knows I have connections,”
“On the 911 recording of the Aug. 16 call at 6:07 p.m., Robert Schmidt told a dispatcher his wife rammed her 2000 Cadillac into his car at least three times soon after he departed their home near Cedar Lake Lane and Fairfield Road in Lake Villa Township.”
Sheriff’s office reports also obtained through a Freedom of Information Act:
“I examined Suzanne’s vehicle and found front-end damage consistent with damage to Robert’s vehicle and story,” wrote Deputy Eric Francke.
Lake County has a problem. Domestic Violence arrests are supposed to be mandatory. Obviously, Senator Schmidt has clout. Not because she is a State Senator but because she is a woman.
So how did this merry little episode end, you ask?
Lake County prosecutors Monday declined to immediately lodge charges against either Schmidt, but additional review will occur after all police reports are completed, according to the sheriff’s office.Robert Schmidt agreed to leave the couple’s home to avoid further problems, authorities said.
Nice. Man-haters win again. Let’s stop pretending domestic violence can be committed by a female.