Tila Tequila placed her boyfriend Shawne Merriman under citizen’s arrest early Sunday morning after he allegedly choked her and refused to let her leave his apartment, according to People:
Early Sunday morning, deputies were called to Merriman’s residence in Poway, Calif., a town bordering the city of San Diego, where the reality star, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, claimed she was choked and restrained, according to a press release.
“[Nguyen] made a citizen’s arrest,” Sheriff’s Lt. Gary Steadman tells PEOPLE.
Merriman was charged with battery and false imprisonment, according to the release. Steadman says the results of an investigation will be given to the district attorney’s office, which will decide whether to charge the football star.
In a statement to FOX News, Shawne claims he was merely trying to prevent Tila from driving drunk which she says is impossible because she’s allergic to alcohol. Except apparently for that night. Gawker reports:
Taking on Merriman’s claims that she was drunk at the time of the incident, Tequila tweeted:
“I am allergic to alcohol. It has been publicly known for years. That is how I got the name Tila ‘Tequila’ cuz the irony. I can’t drink.”
As happens in the high-speed age of technology, it wasn’t long until that story was called into question, what with the owner of the nightclub where it went down described Tequila as “visibly intoxicated.”
Considering Shawne Merriman is a large individual and Tila Tequila sleeps in a box of matches, did the police find tweezers on the scene? Because, honestly, I don’t how he could’ve done this. It’d be like trying to choke a LEGO figure. Except this one shoots green clovers and red balloons out of its face until you hand over the keys.