A guy in Deltona got in a quarrel July 1 with his pregnant live-in girlfriend because she spent the whole day at SeaWorld. 

The guy “placed his right hand around [his girlfriend’s] neck and began to strangle her.” 

Deputies arrested the guy on charges of domestic violence felony battery and battery on a pregnant person. 


OFF THE BEAT is a collection of stories by Keith Allen, based on local police-agency reports. If you have information about a crime, call Crime Stoppers, 1-888-277-TIPS. You could be eligible for a reward.