Drew Peterson claims he had an affair with Paula Stark, wife of Len Wawczak, according to a TV reporter who contacted Stark. The Bolingbrook couple said this week that for seven months they wore a wire on Peterson, their neighbor and former friend.
At first, Stark and Wawczak laughed about it, saying it wasn’t true. That was until their son Len Jr. called and told them Peterson was giving him “dirty looks” at a Bolingbrook barber shop. The couple got in their van so Wawczak could confront Peterson.
What followed was another sordid chapter in the Peterson saga, an expletive-filled, Jerry Springeresque parking lot dust-up — witnessed by reporters — that resulted in Wawczak, 41, shoving Peterson in the back and getting arrested on a battery charge.
“I wanted to let Drew know he’s not going to mess with my family,” Wawczak said after his wife posted his $100 bond. “The next time, I will knock his ass out.
“It was the best 100 bucks I’ve ever spent. I’d do it again.”
In this country, we’re all innocent until proven guilty. We are still responsible for our actions, even if they aren’t necessarily illegal. Which is why I’m confounded as to why Peterson would claim he had an affair with Stark.
The clash of the Titans in a barbershop parking lot, egged on by the gathering crowd, was downright silly:
Wawczak, intent on confronting Peterson about the dirty looks, found a spot between some cars to lie in wait. When Peterson emerged, Wawczak popped out and pounced.
“Hey, m—–f—–,” he called out. “You ain’t nothing but a murderer. I’ll beat the f— out of you. Say something!”
“Hit me,” Peterson said calmly, putting his hands behind his back. “I’m going down.”
“You ain’t nothing but a punk, Drew!”
“Someone call the cops,” Peterson told a growing crowd of gawkers. One began videotaping.
“Take the cool sunglasses off,” Wawczak said, trying to knock them off Peterson, who dodged him.
“I ain’t Stacy, bitch,” Wawczak taunted. “You sissy.”
“I don’t have to deal with this boy,” Peterson said and walked away. Wawczak then pushed Peterson in the back.
Peterson, who later said his back hurt, brushed it off and got into Stacy Peterson’s car. Wawczak walked away, saying, “I proved my point. You’re nothing but a bitch.”
Peterson made a cell phone call and emerged from the car. The crowd yelled for Wawczak to return.
“Knock his ass out,” someone shouted.
“I got 50 bucks of his bond right now,” said another.
Peterson and Wawczak then stood across a car from each other, and Wawczak confronted him about Peterson’s purported claims about his wife.
“Say right now you f—– my old lady! I’ll come around right now and drop you like you want,” Wawczak said.
Peterson denied saying it — as eight police cars arrived.
“I ain’t Stacy, bitch! You sissy!” Is this some ruckus in Boystown gone awry?
I don’t know if Drew Peterson gave Len Jr. the Evil Eye. I don’t know if Drew Peterson claimed he slept with Paula Stark, slept with Paula Stark, or whether this alleged “TV reporter” was just making trouble. Wawczak and Stark did nothing for their own credibility, and Peterson’s not looking any better. The Village of Bolingbrook lauds itself as “a place to grow….”
Well, grow up guys.