Deputies: New Mexico man attacked girlfriend over NCAA game

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after authorities said he got angry while watching an NCAA Tournament basketball game and attacked his girlfriend.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office said Samuel Goodhope was arrested early Friday following a frantic 911 call from the girlfriend who told deputies she had escaped Goodhope's home.

According to a criminal complaint, the girlfriend tried to leave after the 30-year-old Goodhope became furious over a game. But the girlfriend told deputies he refused to let her go and pushed her several times to the ground.

She later called 911 from her mother's home.

Deputies say she had a black eye and several scratches on her body.

Goodhope was charged with false imprisonment. It was not known if he had an attorney.