Man Assaults Wife For Not ‘Liking’ His Facebook Status

t1larg.like.button.fbViolence stemming from the inevitable confusion over marital duties in the internet age, via Yahoo! News:

A 36-year-old Texas 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. Angry that the post had elicited no response from his wife of 15 years, he confronted her after dropping off their children at her home in Carlsbad, New Mexico on Tuesday.

“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.

More: Yahoo! News

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  • Andrew

    Texas + Facebook = Apocalypse waiting to happen

  • Andrew

    Texas + Facebook = Apocalypse waiting to happen

  • SF2K01

    Just another case of people taking facebook way too seriously. Who knows what would have happened if she didn’t friend him or approve their relationship status.

  • Anonymous

    Just another case of people taking facebook way too seriously. Who knows what would have happened if she didn’t friend him or approve their relationship status.

  • Dunzain

    Should be a middle finger button on facebook too, right next to the thumb

  • Dunzain

    Should be a middle finger button on facebook too, right next to the thumb

  • senorchupacabra

    He sounds a little insecure….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ELVARQAQTCKOSF4KL736MX4NN4 Joseph

    He sounds a little insecure….

  • Pedro De León

    So, should I like this article? lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002136853143 Pedro De León

    So, should I like this article? lol.

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    The continuous use of Facebook does lower your I.Q. somewhat? Allegedly.

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com SoulArbiter

    The continuous use of Facebook does lower your I.Q. somewhat? Allegedly.

  • 5by5

    Two fashion victims: The man and his wife for even being on Facebook in the first damn place.

    Who the fuck gives a damn about Facebook anymore? Only stupid people gave a crap about it to begin with.

  • 5by5

    Two fashion victims: The man and his wife for even being on Facebook in the first damn place.

    Who the fuck gives a damn about Facebook anymore? Only stupid people gave a crap about it to begin with.

  • Null

    She should have threatened to Unlike his behavior. That might actually have stopped him in his tracks. 

  • Null

    She should have threatened to Unlike his behavior. That might actually have stopped him in his tracks. 

  • Anarchy Pony

    All glory to the techno culture!

  • Anti-Citizen1

    All glory to the techno culture!

  • Anon

    HAI GUYZ!!! BE SURE TO “LIKE” DISINFO ON FACEBOOK. ZUCKERBERG IS TOTALLY NOT SELLING YOUR INFO TO ADVERTISERS AND THE CIA…AND ANONYMOUS USES TWITTER. WELCOME TO THE FYOOCHER…

  • Anon

    HAI GUYZ!!! BE SURE TO “LIKE” DISINFO ON FACEBOOK. ZUCKERBERG IS TOTALLY NOT SELLING YOUR INFO TO ADVERTISERS AND THE CIA…AND ANONYMOUS USES TWITTER. WELCOME TO THE FYOOCHER…

  • Help

    I like that his mother is dead too

  • Help

    I like that his mother is dead too