Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I told you those cookies were dangerous...

OK, it is rare that I post something that is not a product of my own imagination life. But some things even I can't make up.

From The Austin American Statesman website today:

Man accused of choking girlfriend with Wii controller

An Austin man has been accused of trying to choke his girlfriend with the cord of a Wii video game controller after she became angry that he had eaten all of her Girl Scout cookies, according to an arrest affidavit.

Christina Alvarado told Austin police that she woke up her boyfriend, Daniel Alvarez, 21, Monday morning after discovering her cookies were gone, according to the affidavit.

Alvarez became upset that Alvarado woke him and began to yell at her, according to the affidavit. Alvarado told police that Alvarez got her into a choke hold that lasted several seconds before she was able to hit him in the eye to break free, according to the affidavit.

The two struggled until they ended up in the living room, where Alvarez grabbed a Wii controller, according to the affidavit. He put his knees on her chest to pin her down and strangled her with the cord of the video game controller, according to the affidavit.

Alvarado was able to free herself and call 911. Alvarez fled the home but was arrested soon after, according to the affidavit. Alvarado had a faint mark from a cord around her neck, shortness of breath, trouble speaking and was coughing when police arrived, the affidavit said.

Alvarez remained in the Travis County jail today with bail set at $40,000. He is facing second degree felony charges of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.


The moral of this little story? Don't mess with a girl's cookies.

And always hide the Wii-mote nunchuck before you go to bed!

3 comments:

Jen said...

Wow! That's a crazy story, huh?

Jonathan said...

WoW!

postulatesandpasttimes said...

Who uses the controllers with the cords anyway?

Oh, maybe it was the "Nunchuck."

That would have made for a cooler headline:

"Man chokes wife with nunchuck!"