New Port Richey, Florida – Patrick Hagan, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound man who identifies as a woman and was planning to have gender-affirming surgery, was using the women’s restroom at a bar when 40-year-old Cheryl Partsch questioned his presence in the restroom. Offended by the woman’s query, the large brute pummeled her with his fist in response.
Patrick Hagan in court (SP Times: Joseph Garnett Jr.)
Cheryl lost five teeth due to the vicious punch, and it was estimated that it would cost her as much as $60,000 in dental bills. During Patrick’s trial, the defense argued that the batterer should not be imprisoned, as prison would be an especially dangerous environment for a man of feminized appearance like Patrick. Patrick, already on probation for a felony conviction for illegal dumping, was ultimately sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for assaulting Cheryl. Patrick is a martial arts expert and a former septic-truck driver.