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Gaming console charge sparks domestic dispute in Coral Springs

Coral Springs, Florida – An incident stemming from a $10 video game fee has resulted in a Coral Springs man facing charges of domestic battery.

On the 18th of July, the Coral Springs Police Department received a call concerning a possible domestic disturbance near the 4100 block of Northwest 88th Avenue.

In the arrest report, it is noted that law enforcement first contacted a neighbor who had heard the sounds of loud arguing and what appeared to be breaking glass from inside a nearby residence. Officers approached the apartment the neighbor indicated and were greeted at the door by Guillermo Claudio Santiago, a 22-year-old resident of Coral Springs.

Upon entering the premises, officers observed a noticeable amount of broken glass on the floor. For safety precautions, Santiago was asked to step outside while officers conducted a welfare check on all occupants of the apartment.

According to the arrest report, Santiago informed the responding officers that he and his wife had been in a dispute over a $10 charge on his PlayStation account. He alleged that his wife, upset about the unapproved expenditure, cut the power cord of his gaming console with scissors and subsequently used the severed cord to strike him.

In response to her actions, Santiago acknowledged to the officers that he had pushed his wife and subsequently damaged various items and shattered glass around their home.

In their ongoing investigation, Officer Gabino interviewed the victim, who corroborated that the original disagreement was about financial matters.

Subsequently, Santiago was taken into custody and transported to the Broward County Main Jail.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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