On August 6, Tampa area police were called to the home of Kenneth Atkins, 37, and Ashley Edwards, after the two got into a heated alteration regarding sexual role play.
According to the New York Daily News, Atkins, a Florida white man, and Edwards, his Black girlfriend, were enthralled in an argument after Edwards asked Atkins to play slave and slave master. Yes you read that correctly.
Allegedly after Atkins said “no,” the argument escalated after Edwards became verbally aggressive. In response Atkins spat in Edwards’ face.
“Ashley stated she wanted to play slave and slaver because she is African-American and he is Caucasian,” according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s office report. “Kenneth did not wish to partake and became verbally aggressive.”
Atkins was arrested for simple battery around 11 p.m., but Edwards refused to give a written statement and also asked that her boyfriend be released.
However, police did not adhere to her wishes and booked Atkins for misdemeanor battery according to the Daily Mail. He was released the following day and will have to appear in court on September 8.
Edwards reportedly has a troubled past including convictions for grand theft, burglary, battery, loitering, violating probation, and narcotics possession.
On May 6 he was arrested on a felony grand theft charge for allegedly stealing merchandise from Walmart. He was out on a $1,500 bond, as he was awaiting trial for that case.
The foolery found in this puzzling story is troubling…to say the least.