How deep does a Facebook status “like” get for you? One 36-year-old Texas man took his status to heart when his wife failed to acknowledge his heartfelt post about his mother’s death.
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. He was reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time.
That must have been a serious Facebook status.
Apolinar was arrested the same evening of the incident. He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 22.
Rule of thumb – Never let a social networking website get in the way of your relationship.