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Man arrested for throwing Bible at roomie

The bible used by Lincoln at his first inauguration, which was recently used by U.S. President Barack Obama at his swearing-in, is on display at The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition With Malice Toward None at the Library of Congress in Washington on February 9, 2009. The exhibit opens to the public on February 12. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
The bible used by Lincoln at his first inauguration, which was recently used by U.S. President Barack Obama at his swearing-in, is on display at The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition "With Malice Toward None" at the Library of Congress in Washington on February 9, 2009. The exhibit opens to the public on February 12. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg) | License Photo

PORT RICHEY, Fla., May 15 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they arrested a man accused of throwing a Bible at the back of his roommate's head.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said Steven Robert Moniz, 45, was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Saturday in Port Richey after his roommate, Kimberly Covas Shisgal, flagged down a passing deputy and said she had been struck in the back of the head with an unidentified object while taking out the garbage, the Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday.

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Moniz told deputies he threw a Bible at Shisgal because she was shouting at him and had a knife in her hand. Deputies said they found a Bible with a bent cover on the kitchen table but found no evidence of a knife.

Moniz was charged with simple battery and taken to the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $150 bail.

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