ROCK HILL — Police charged a Rock Hill man with assault and battery after they say he threw a full bottle of ginger ale at his girlfriend, causing her right arm to swell on Monday.
Police were called to the CVS on Celanese Road at about 9 p.m. after a Clover woman, 53, said she and her boyfriend, Ronald Klitzka, 58, were sitting on the deck of his Rosewood Drive home when they began arguing, according to a Rock Hill Police report. Klitzka asked the woman to leave, the report states, and then threw a 2-liter plastic bottle of ginger ale at her as she walked away.
The woman told police she raised her right arm to keep the bottle from hitting her face, the report states. She said she picked up the bottle and put it under the porch before driving to CVS to call police.
As EMS treated the woman’s swelling with an ice pack, police spoke with Klitzka, who said the woman might have hit the rail on his porch as she was leaving, the report states. He did say he had been drinking out of a bottle of Ginger ale, but he did not throw it.
Police looked under the porch and found the bottle, still filled with soda, the report states. Police arrested Klitzka, charging him with third-degree assault and battery.