Man accused of choking girlfriend with Wii controller
An Austin man has been accused of trying to choke his girlfriend with the cord of a Wii video game controller after she became angry that he had eaten all of her Girl Scout cookies, according to an arrest affidavit.
Christina Alvarado told Austin police that she woke up her boyfriend, Daniel Alvarez, 21, Monday morning after discovering her cookies were gone, according to the affidavit.
Alvarez became upset that Alvarado woke him and began to yell at her, according to the affidavit. Alvarado told police that Alvarez got her into a choke hold that lasted several seconds before she was able to hit him in the eye to break free, according to the affidavit.
The two struggled until they ended up in the living room, where Alvarez grabbed a Wii controller, according to the affidavit. He put his knees on her chest to pin her down and strangled her with the cord of the video game controller, according to the affidavit.
Alvarado was able to free herself and call 911. Alvarez fled the home but was arrested soon after, according to the affidavit. Alvarado had a faint mark from a cord around her neck, shortness of breath, trouble speaking and was coughing when police arrived, the affidavit said.
Alvarez remained in the Travis County jail today with bail set at $40,000. He is facing second degree felony charges of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
I had never really thought of it before but the Wii controller would make a very good garote. The two pieces are connected by a cable and you could easily use the ends to tighten the noose around the neck. Can't get your wife/girlfriend to shut up? Use the Wii! Sure you bought it for good ol' family gaming but that's no reason to look a gift horse in the mouth. If this goes well, they might event invent a Wii game to take advantage of it. I can see it now, The Masked Throttler, where you sneak around and try to garotte people from behind for bonus points. It wouldn't be the weirdest game the Japanese have come out with. I still remember that game where you played a mosquito and had to fly around biting half nekkid people without getting swatted. At least this game might actually come in handy one day if she just won't shut up while you're trying to sleep.