Brownlee began arguing with his wife “over not having enough fried chicken leftovers,” according to a police report. Shay Alamo, Brownlee’s
wife of four years, told investigators that the 3 AM dispute escalated into a physical confrontation.
Alamo, 40, said that Brownlee pushed her into their bedroom, where he then shoved her onto the bed. Brownlee, Alamo said, struck her multiple times in the face and strangled her to the point of “not being able to breathe.”
Even though his wife didn’t want to press charges, Desmond Leon Brownlee was arrested and charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation since he was determined to be the primary aggressor, something that Florida actually gets right. He was also hit with a count of witness tampering, which since no other witnesses are mentioned sounds like the police creatively repeating don’t choke your wife, asshole.
You can read the full story here, complete with the part where Brownlee, in spite of all signs pointing to hey, you roughed up a loved one, insisted that he was the victim and that he let her slap the crap out of him.