New Mexico – A 36-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to battery charges after allegedly attacking his estranged wife for failing to “Like” a status update he posted to Facebook.
Benito Apolinar had posted an update to his Facebook page about the anniversary of his mother’s death. Many of his friends commented and LIKED his status. His wife was not one of them.
Angry that the post had elicited no response from his wife of 15 years – Delores Apolinar, he confronted her.
He showed up at the house drunk, demanding to know why she had not liked his post.
“That’s amazing everyone ‘Likes’ my status but you, you’re my wife. You should be the first one to ‘Like’ my status,” he allegedly told her before punching her in the cheek and pulling her hair.
Benito told police that Dolores hit herself in the face and then clocked him with a cellphone. She said he pulled her hair and punched her in the cheek. Despite the fact that both showed visible (very minor) injuries, Benito was the only one arrested.
He has been charged with battery on a household member and has pleaded not guilty.
So many crimes occur using facebook that as soon as you call facebook a voice prompts you “For law enforcement Press 1″.. Personally I don’t think you should have mates on your facebook page unless… Not even unless.. It’s too much drama.