CARLSBAD, N.M. — A Texas man is facing battery charges after police said he hit his estranged New Mexico wife and pulled her hair over her lack of a response to his Facebook status update.
The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that 36-year-old Benito Apolinar was arrested Monday following a fight at the Carlsbad home of Dolores Apolinar.
According to the criminal complaint, Benito Apolinar posted a comment on his Facebook page about the anniversary of his mother's passing, but Dolores Apolinar did not click on the "like" status button.
The complaint said Apolinar told his wife that he was unhappy that she did not respond as others did. Police said that's when a fight began.
He pleaded not guilty to one charge of battery.
It was unclear if he had hired an attorney.