Listen to Rand Paul's 911 Call After Assault

'I was assaulted by my neighbor'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2018 4:50 PM CST

(Newser) – He sounds fairly calm for man who'd just been violently blindsided by his neighbor. Police in Bowling Green, Kentucky, have released audio of Rand Paul's 911 call after he got tackled while tending his lawn, reports the Louisville Courier Journal. (Listen to it here.) "Um, I was just assaulted by my neighbor," Paul tells the dispatcher. "It's not a life or death thing, but I'd like to have a police car come by." After being transferred to the state police, Paul repeats: "I was assaulted by a neighbor and I'd like the police to come and investigate and talk to the neighbor."

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As it turns out, Paul—who gives police his official name of Randall Paul—suffered six broken ribs in the incident. Neighbor Rene Boucher, 58, has pleaded guilty in the assault, which took place after Boucher became enraged when he saw Paul put brush into a pile near Boucher's property, per court documents. Prosecutors have recommended a sentence of 21 months, but a judge will ultimately decide whether Boucher ends up in jail. “Best I could tell, he must have been running full-speed down the hill, speared me in the back, kind of like what happens, what they made illegal in the NFL," Paul tells WLKY. (Read more Rand Paul stories.)

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