Tim Foster is, er, was the online communications director for Rep. Levin. That is, until last Thursday when he allegedly got into a heated verbal altercation with a man who identified himself as Foster’s boyfriend.
Roll Call reports the argument occurred at around 12:30 a.m. on October 8 in Baltimore. It’s unclear what sparked the blowup, but, according to police, Foster allegedly put the other man in a chokehold then yelled, “I want to kill you! Die dirty faggy!”
The boyfriend managed to break free. That’s when Foster grabbed a stainless steel kitchen knife and began waving it around in the air, threatening to stab him.
Things took an even more dramatic turn moments later when Foster’s wife — that’s right, he’s married to a woman — jumped between the two men in an effort to break up the fight. Foster dropped the knife then grabbed a shovel, hitting his boyfriend in the back as he fled for the safety of his car.
The boyfriend managed to escape and immediately drove to a nearby hospital where he was treated for abrasions and bruises on his upper back, neck and torso, police said.
Rep. Levin’s office says the issue is “a completely private matter” and it would not be commenting other than to say Foster has since been placed on unpaid leave.
A trial is scheduled for November 10.