A Romance Sparked By Pepper Spray

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An Occupy Wall Street protester was in tears from pepper spray when a volunteer medic rushed to her side to provide aid. The cooing new couple told the New York Daily News, "Nothing strengthens a relationship like a chemical agent."

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Ari Shapiro. She was an Occupy Wall Streeter in tears from pepper spray. He was a volunteer medic who rushed to her side. Their eyes met, and the energy between them felt like a show of excessive force. The cooing new couple told the New York Daily News, nothing strengthens a relationship like a chemical agent. The police officer who fired the pepper spray was stripped of ten days vacation. It's MORNING EDITION.

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