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Florida Man's Family Values Appear Shaky

Nitwit, 22, jailed for battering pregnant girlfriend

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Family Over Everything

JULY 25--A Florida Man who has the phrase “Family Over Everything” tattooed across his chest threw his pregnant girlfriend to the ground because he believed the victim was talking to another man, police say.

Roldan Aleman, 22, was arrested early yesterday following a 2:50 AM confrontation in a Pinellas Park apartment.

According to a criminal complaint, Aleman picked up the victim and “dropped” her to the ground. Aleman, seen at right, thought the woman--who is four months pregnant with his child--had been conversing with another man.

The unemployed Aleman later struggled with police seeking to arrest him for battering the pregnant woman. Aleman, investigators allege, punched and kicked officers, prompting one cop to deploy his taser. Aleman also allegedly repeatedly punched a police dog in the face and chest.

In addition to multiple felony battery and resisting arrest counts, Aleman was charged with marijuana possession after a small amount of pot was found in his backpack.      

Aleman, locked up on $20,300 bond, has previously been convicted of obstruction, marijuana possession, and battery (the victim was his current girlfriend). He has been arrested on several other occasions--for strong arm robbery, aggravated assault, and battery on a senior citizen--but those matters were not pursued by prosecutors. In one of the dropped cases, Aleman was arrested for allegedly punching his pregnant girlfriend in the face and biting her cheek. The victim in that 2015 case is the same woman Aleman is accused of assaulting yesterday. (1 page)