Stillwater Man Arrested for Assault after Girlfriend Says He Can't Play Video Games

A 29-year-old Stillwater man was arrested and cited for domestic assault Monday night after becoming upset because his girlfriend told him he couldn't play Xbox.

A 29-year-old Stillwater man was arrested Monday night after he allegedly assaulting his girlfriend because she didn’t want him to play video games.

Police were called to the 2200 block of Pinehurst Lane at about 8:20 p.m. Monday for a report of a domestic after a man reportedly grabbed his girlfriend by the neck and pushed her down because he couldn't play his Xbox.

When police arrived, the man told the officer he pushed his girlfriend after becoming upset because she was telling him what to do and he didn’t agree with her. The man was then arrested and cited for fifth-degree domestic assault.

According to the report:

After the woman got home from work she wanted to watch television—and her boyfriend wanted to play Xbox. When the woman told him he couldn’t play Xbox, he reportedly became upset.

During the argument, the woman attempted to place a blanket on the floor for her kids to watch television while she folded laundry that was on the couch, the report states. At one point, her boyfriend reportedly grabbed the blanket and started a “tug of war” as they argued over who was going to play Xbox and who was going to watch television.

The woman told police her boyfriend became so upset, he grabbed her by the neck and threw her onto the couch.

The man told police he has never harmed anybody and “loves his girlfriend,” the report states. He admitted to pushing her, but said t was in self-defense as his girlfriend was waiving her arms and had thrown the Xbox at him.

The man told police he became upset with his girlfriend because she was telling him what to do and he didn’t agree with what she was saying.


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