Soldier uses GoPro to prove wife’s domestic abuse: police

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DUNEDIN, Fla. – While marketed to surfers, snowboarders and other action sports enthusiasts, a Florida man found a new use for his GoPro — to record his wife’s pattern of abuse, that included her striking him in the testicles.

With the camera recording, Novak was trying to unbuckle his 2-year-old twins from the car when Corinne Novak, 37, came up from behind and “intentionally struck Michael in the testicles,” according to the police report.

A Florida man says he's using the GoPro to "maintain and prove" his innocence amid a messy divorce. (WTSP)

A Florida man says he’s using the GoPro to “maintain and prove” his innocence amid a messy divorce. (WTSP)

As he bends over, water bottle in one hand, the camera records a flash of what appears to be a hand grab his genitals hard from behind.

“Stop!  What the?” Novak says.

“Go ahead, call the police,” says a woman identified as Corinne.  “I’m gonna tell them you just assaulted me.”

Novak secured the GoPro around his waist with a parachute cord. (WTSP)

Novak secured the GoPro around his waist with a parachute cord. (WTSP)

Novak, an Army Ranger, told WTSP, “I started to wear the camera to maintain and prove my innocence.”  He lashed the camera to a waist belt using cord from a parachute; the wide angle is design will capture nearly anything done to him head-on.

Police arrested Corinne Novak on September 17, and charged her with domestic battery.  She was released after pleading not guilty to the misdemeanor, but was arrested again four days later for violating her pretrial condition for release.

A deputy spotted Corinne, who was under orders to not have contact with her husband, talking to Michael Novak outside the Sheriff’s Office Administration.

After the original arrest for domestic battery on September 17, she was re-arrested for four days later for violating a judge's pre-trial release order. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

After the original arrest for domestic battery on September 17, she was re-arrested for four days later for violating a judge’s pre-trial release order. (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)