Rand after the attack
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has filed a lawsuit against the neighbor who admitted to assaulting him in front of his house.
According to the Bowling Green Daily News, in the civil complaint, filed Friday in Warren Circuit Court, the Republican senator seeks an unspecified amount of compensatory and punitive damages from Rene Boucher for "physical pain and mental suffering" resulting from Boucher's tackle of Rand as the senator was mowing his yard Nov. 3 in the Rivergreen subdivision in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Rand sustained multiple rib fractures and dealt with recurrent pneumonia in the aftermath of the incident.
Rand's attorney Kyle Bumgarner in a six-page lawsuit, filed on behalf of Rand, is also requesting a judge impose an injunction against Boucher that would ban him from having any contact with Rand or his family.
Without an injunction, Rand believes that Boucher "will continue in the future the pattern of stalking and harassment" of the senator and his family, Bumgarner claims in the lawsuit.