Restraining order claims Bill Pulkrabek is an alcoholic cat abuser who freaks over skin cream
A restraining order filed against Washington County Commissioner and former Michele Bachmann campaign manager Bill Pulkrabek claims that he is an abusive alcoholic who refuses to get help.
It sounds like Bill Pulkrabek is not doing so great.
The restraining order was filed by Pulkrabek's girlfriend in the wake of Pulkrabek's domestic assault arrest last week that alleged he choked his lady friend and dragged her out of his home by her hair.
The alleged assault took place in the Woodbury apartment Pulkrabek shares with Brian LeClair, a former adviser to Tim Pawlenty. Pulkrabek's wife, Oakdale City Councilwoman Lori Pulkrabek, has since revealed that they have been in the process of getting divorced for six months.
Pulkrabek escaped a felony prosecution this week when the Ramsey County Attorney decided not to bring charges over the incident. The Woodbury City Attorney is still considering whether to bring lesser charges.
Now, Pulkrabek's alleged victim has added more detail to her account of the incident with a request for an Order of Protection from Pulkrabek. The story she tells is disturbing, sad and bizarre.
Tim Pawlenty's got friends in low places.
Pulkrabek's girlfriend says she has been seeing him daily for two and a half years. When she visited him on Monday at the Woodbury home where he's been living since separating from his wife six months ago, it was to pick up her cat, which Pulkrabek had been sitting. It was about 3 p.m.
"When he came to the door to let me in," the girlfriend writes in her petition for a restraining order, "I noticed he hadn't shaved or combed his hair and he was still wearing his pajamas."
Seizing on his rumpled condition, the girlfriend told Pulkrabek she was sick of his drinking problem and that he needed to get counseling and go to AA meetings if their relationship was going to continue. Pulkrabek became upset.
"I saw Bill pick up my cat and forcefully shove him in his carrier. Then Bill opened the carrier to put the toys inside. My cat attempted to get out and Bill put his hand over the cat's face and shoved him in again."
After the cat abuse, the story gets a little more bizarre. The girlfriend, frightened, retreated to the bathroom, where she noticed a bottle of Estee Lauder Skincare she had given Pulkrabek as part of a market-research study. She took the bottle back.
The skin cream that sparked the confrontation.
But when she came back out of the bathroom, she says, Pulkrabek noticed she had taken the Estee Lauder Skincare product and flew into a rage.
"He immediately grabbed my purse from my hands and started rumaging through it. He was screaming at me to give it back and I was able to get my purse back in my possession."