Police: Anger management talk ends with assault

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Posted: Dec 04, 2014 7:27 AM

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Police in central Florida say a man faces domestic battery charges after assaulting a woman during a discussion about anger management classes.

The incident happened Tuesday night in a motel room in Ocala.

The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/1vPMZZp) reports the 53-year-old woman and 44-year-old George Robert Pineda were discussing their futures while consuming alcohol.

According to police, the woman mentioned that Pineda should take anger management classes. She told police he then started screaming profanities at her, grabbed her neck and choked her. She says she eventually pushed him away and when he fell asleep, she ran out and called police.

Police say she had scratch marks on her neck. Pineda denied touching the woman and was taken to jail.

Court records show he has several convictions, including aggravated battery.

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Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/