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Enraged man smashes girlfriend's laptop over photo of Mitt Romney

Published: Friday, Aug. 3 2012 10:24 a.m. MDT

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at McCandless Trucking in North Las Vegas, Nev., Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.

Charles Dharapak, AP

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CLINTON, Tenn. — Could be Lowell Turpin would know Mitt Romney by sight — now.

A Tennessee sheriff deputy's report said the 40-year-old Turpin was clueless on July 22 when he became angry after seeing a photo of a man he didn't recognize on his girlfriend's Facebook page. It was the Republican presidential contender.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported the officer said Turpin smashed the laptop against a wall and then punched his girlfriend.

He was still in the Anderson County Jail, northwest of Knoxville, on Friday morning. Assistant Public Defender Ann Coria was in court and was not immediately available for comment.

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