Police have released the call from Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to emergency services after being attacked by his neighbor in November.
Listen to the call below:
In the call, Paul can be heard talking to a police dispatcher while he’s clearly in distress from the pain. The senator suffered 6 broken ribs in the attack from his neighbor.
“911 what is your emergency?” asks the dispatcher.
“I was assaulted by my neighbor and I just, it’s not a life and death thing but I’d like a police car to come by,” Paul says.
Paul says he was mowing his lawn at his Bowling Green, Kentucky, home when 58-year-old Rene A. Boucher ran at him and tackled him from behind.
Boucher has been charged with felony assault of a member of Congress.
“On November 3, 2017, the victim was mowing his yard while wearing headphones,” read a statement from the United States Attorney’s Office. “Boucher allegedly witnessed the victim stack brush onto a pile near the victim’s property and ‘had enough.’ Boucher ran onto the victim’s property and tackled the victim.”
“As a result of this assault, the victim suffered multiple fractured ribs and subsequently contracted and required medical attention for pneumonia,” the statement explained. “Boucher admitted the assault but denied it was politically motivated.”
Boucher faces 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 if convicted for the crime.