DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — A man was arrested for punching out his wife’s tail lights in an attempt to get to her inside her car and “beat her ass.”
According to an arrest report from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, on Christmas Eve the husband and wife, who share children together, were involved in a heated argument in a church parking lot. The wife got in her car and attempted to leave the parking lot but was stopped by her husband, who screamed he was going to “beat her ass” while she was still in the car. He then began punching the windows and tail light “attempting to gain access to the vehicle to get to her.”
The report noted the actions were done in the presence of their child.
The man was arrested and charged with simple assault, a misdemeanor, and taken to the Walton County Jail.