A Pennsylvania man allegedly strangled his girlfriend on Tuesday after he became upset while watching the Trump impeachment trials.
Fairview Township Police officers returned to the Scottish Inn in York County after Lonnie Clark’s girlfriend reportedly called 911, claiming he attacked her and fled the motel room. The victim told officers that Clark, 53, had been drinking all day while seeing the trial and had become “upset” — before he strangled her when she asked to “watch something else,” the York Daily Record reported, citing papers.
The sufferer reportedly broke free from Clark’s grip, but he allegedly hit her twice and repeatedly pushed her.
Clark was said to have grabbed her by the neck a second time and hit her when she tried to flee.
The victim reportedly locked herself in the bathroom until Clark left the room. Returning officers saw that her neck and right cheek were red, according to the news outlet.
Officers tracked down Clark, who reportedly alleged they had gotten into an argument when his girlfriend got physical, and he pushed her away. Papers stated that they did not mention choking the victim and gave very little information regarding the altercation.
It is unclear what purportedly made Clark upset during the impeachment trial.
Clark was filled with strangulation, simple assault, and harassment. Free on $5,000 unsecured bond, he is due in court on February 24.