SA man choked girlfriend on Christmas after watching show about infidelity, police say

Suspect has history of family violence convictions

Rudy Esparza is charged with assault family violence. (KSAT)
Rudy Esparza is charged with assault family violence. (KSAT) (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – San Antonio police on Thursday arrested a man accused of choking his girlfriend after watching a show about infidelity.

Rudy Esparza, 36, grew agitated after watching the program, his girlfriend of six years told police Wednesday.

The girlfriend told police she “curled up in a ball” because she feared Esparza would assault her, according to the arrest affidavit.

Esparza allegedly choked her, according to the affidavit.

When police located Esparza, he told officers that he and his girlfriend were “wrestling.”

Esparza has three prior family violence convictions, according to the affidavit.

Esparza was arrested on suspicion of assault family violence, a second-degree felony. His bail was set at $40,000.

This story was originally published on KPRC 2 sister station, KSAT.