Paul Simon made the emergency call that led to the arrest of himself and wife Edie Brickell on charges of disorderly conduct last week, a police report has revealed.
The report says that the couple had an argument that turned physical last Saturday while in their Connecticut home.
The argument was reportedly sparked by an issue Brickell claimed “broke her heart”, but Brickell did not elaborate on the details.
Brickell, 48, said Simon, 72, shoved her and she retaliated by slapping him. Simon then called the police briefly before hanging up, which raised the alarm.
When police arrived at the scene, the singer had a small cut on his ear and Brickell smelled of alcohol and had a bruise on her wrist, the report details.
While Brickell told police that the couple had had two other confrontations, she refused to elaborate and would not allow them to photograph her injuries.
On Monday, the pair told court that they did not consider each other a threat.
“Both of us are fine together. We had an argument and it’s atypical of us and neither one of us has any fear or any reason to feel threatened,” Simon told Superior Court Judge William Wenzel.