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Bride Bites New Husband Twice, Arrested 13 Hours After Wedding

Want to make a memorable wedding night? Bite your husband! Twice! Mike Keeler, newlywed, was bitten by his new wife, Bernadette Besario Catan-Keeler, 30, in Florida.

Catan-Keeler is reportedly the ex-girlfriend of Michael Lohan, the father of Lindsay Lohan.

Most newlyweds tend to spend their wedding night in romantic bliss. Well, not so for these two lovebirds.

The two were spending their wedding night partying at a dance club, reports the Huffington Post. When Catan-Keeler started dancing with another man, her husband got mad - and understandably so. After all, marriage usually means you tend to dance with your husband, not random men at the club.

The couple returned to their room at the W Hotel after the incident, and Catan-Keeler pushed and bit her husband on the shoulder, according to the Huffington Post.

Keeler drove back to their home in Lighthouse Point, where Catan-Keeler followed. She followed him into the house, ripped off his shirt, poured water on him... and then bit him again, reports the Huffington Post.

One wonders what was running through Keeler's mind. Bite me once, shame on you. Bite me twice, shame on me?

Maybe Keeler didn't want to risk another bite. Police responded to couple's house after a 911 call the following morning. Keeler originally told police he did not want her to be in jail. He also told the judge that her behavior may have been influenced by her drinking. Her bond was set at $4,500 and she was charged with domestic violence battery. The judge told her to stay away from the booze and her hubby.

The general public perception of domestic violence is that it's the man who perpetrates the violence - but as this odd case goes to show, women can also be aggressors in domestic violence cases.

So, not the best start to a marriage. Though, maybe Mike Keeler can have some mementos of the night in the form of bite marks.

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