Domestic disturbance fueled when wife fails to Like Facebook update
Not clicking Like on a Facebook post isn't the same as clicking the non-existent Dislike. Let's be sure to tell that to Benito Apolinar, 36, of Pecos, TX.
Of course, neither Apolinar, nor his wife Dolores, appear to be winners.
Benito Apolinar was in Carlsbad, TX to drop his children off with their mother, and he allegedly arrived drunk. Reportedly, Dolores Apolinar would not let Benito into her home because she is on house arrest and was concerned that she could get into trouble.
She told police that she and Apolinar had been married for 15 years, and have children together, but that they recently separated.
The complaint by Dolores Apolinar said that Benito Apolinar refused to leave, after which the two "had words" before Apolinar came into the home and allegedly both pulled Dolores Apolinar's hair and punched her in the cheek.
His statement was different, and involved that argument-causer, Facebook. Benito Apolinar claimed that he and his wife had been staying in the home together for a week.
According to the complaint, Benito Apolinar posted a Facebook status update about the anniversary of his mother's death, but Dolores did not click on the "Like" button beneath the post.
He was apparently unhappy that despite the fact that many of his friends had commented on his Facebook status update, yet she did not do so. He told her, "That's amazing. Everyone 'likes' my status but you, you're my wife. You should be the first one to 'like' my status."
In his version of the incident, Dolores Apolinar had hit herself in the face and hit him in the eyebrow area with her cell phone. Police did note that he had a scratch in the area of his eyebrow.
A pretrial hearing has been set in magistrate court for Benito Apolinar for 9 a.m. on Dec. 22. Bond was set at $3,000.