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Judge grants Cape Coral Mayor restraining...

Posted at 7:00 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 21:00:15-04
CAPE CORAL, Fla.- It took less than sixty seconds for a Lee County Judge to hear both parties and grant an 8 day extension on the restraining order Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki filed against her on-and-off boyfriend of three years. 
 
Mayor Sawicki filed an injunction against ex-boyfriend, a city fire fighter, for protection from what she described as a "rocky relationship." Adding they would break up about every 6 to 8 weeks. 
 
In the petition, Sawicki says since their last break up, Lieutenant Kenneth Retzer would send hundreds of texts, show up at council meetings, and leave her threatening voice mails, to the point she says affected her job as mayor; causing her to miss a meeting because she feared what her ex-boyfriend might do. 
 
Lieutenant Retzer has not made any comment and the Cape Coral Fire Department told FOX 4 in a statement that Lt. Retzer is not facing any disciplinary action internally. 
 
Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki is back in City Hall tonight, exactly one week after missing last week's meeting saying she was too afraid of what her ex-boyfriend might have done. 
 
Sawicki and Retzer were expected to be in court today but each had an attorney in their place. 
 
Filling the seats of the court room were three council members who didn't mind making the drive to Fort Myers to find out the outcome. 
 
A judge granted an extension until May 31st. Mayor Sawicki has declined to comment.