Florida man arrested for punching his girlfriend for changing channel during Super Bowl

A 55-year-old man in Florida with a history of misogynistic violence has been arrested for punching his girlfriend in the face for changing the channel during the Super Bowl, according to a report.

Thomas White, who has a previous felony conviction for battery on a pregnant victim, was charged with felony battery for intentionally hitting her against her will and leaving "great bodily harm."

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Alachua County Sheriff deputies found blood droplets on the ground and on the wall as well as the victim with cuts on her face and chin, a bloody nose and a swollen wrist and hand.

White told police that he was angered by the victim "running her mouth," and he was reacting in self-defense after his girlfriend allegedly slapped him and swung at him.

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Police said White had no visible injuries and his self-defense claim was "not consistent with physical evidence."

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