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Ex-Anthrax Guitar Player

Arrested For Allegedly Choking His Wife

12/27/2013 3:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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And to all a good night did not apply to one of the members of Anthrax, after his wife's mom called cops saying he choked his spouse ... but the wife took it all back.

Lead guitarist Dan Spitz was arrested at his home in Lake Worth, Florida early Christmas morning after he and his wife allegedly got into a drunken fight ... according to local reports.

Once the fight began, his wife's mother called cops saying Spitz was choking his spouse ... and according to court records police said she had bruises around her neck.

Spitz claimed he was only acting in self defense ... and the next day his wife told the local news outlet she wouldn't be pressing charges because it was all a misunderstanding.

Case closed.

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TuxThePenguin    

awww man! always been a metal head-bangin' penguin... that sucks.

244 days ago
17.

OneManArmy    

he didnt choke her, she got caught in a mosh.

244 days ago
18.

Ann    

Takes a big man to put his hands around the neck of a woman. A$$hole!

244 days ago
19.

The Zombie    

Dan, you're anti... you're antisocial.

244 days ago
20.

Miva    

It sounds odd they seemed to have a great marriage, found Candi's story with pics and video here http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/music/candi-spitz-anthrax-guitarist-dan-spitz-wife/

244 days ago
21.

Blockboy720    

It was rough drunk sex...he choked her to hard..bahhahaha..rockstar lifestyle

244 days ago
22.

yeah, I'm way out of line.    

Spitz or Swallows?

244 days ago
23.

BB not bb    

He looks very out of it. Too many years of drinking and drugging and he is like a cross eyed psycho. He probably scared the mom half to death on Christmas morning. If there were bruises on the wife's neck, he must have been doing something. Why he would need to chock a woman to defend himself I don't know. Maybe the mom saved her daughter's life.

I don't think this couple should continue drinking together anyway.

244 days ago
24.

shakedoggy    

shooda choked his chiken instead

244 days ago
25.

Ozzie X    

Isn't he 5'2? Did he need a foot stool to choke her?

244 days ago
26.

just sayin    

I am the law... you won't fk around no more

243 days ago
27.

billybob    

his eyes are out of line, too much headbanging i guess . . .

243 days ago
28.

Stephanie    

TMZ, I love you. This man did not choke his wife, he strangled her. Allegedly. Choking is something that happens internally; someone chokes on food. Strangling is done from the outside.

243 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

guess he qualifies as "Armed and Dangerous" after all...

243 days ago
30.

Maximus    

Hey TMZ, why don't you report on something meaningful, and stop enticing hatred with your hypocrisy! Kind of like the Duck Dynasty thing, it is all free speech right? Dan Spitz is one of a few master watch makers in the world! Google it, quite an impressive career for this guy. He also has two autistic sons, who him and his wife deal with unconditionally. Why don't you report on that Cali trash!

243 days ago
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