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Louisville businessman accused of choking girlfriend during fight

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a well-known Louisville businessman who ran for Louisville mayor, state senate, and played football for U of L was arrested after a domestic dispute that ended with a stolen car.

According to the arrest report, Chris Thieneman has been charged with wanton endangerment after a woman claims he tried to choke her during an argument Monday afternoon.

Police records say the two were arguing inside a car on Brownsboro Road when Thieneman got out of the car and took her phone. The woman says she left her car in the middle of the road to go call police, according to the arrest report. That's when she says Thieneman followed her and put his arm around her neck.

Police say during the fight someone stole her car. Police say the tan 2006 Toyota Corolla was recovered this morning on the 2500 Block of Lindsay Ave.  They say the vehicle was abandoned.  No arrests have been made related to the theft.

Jail officials say Thieneman was released without bond on Monday night around 10 p.m.  According to the arrest report, the woman says this is not the first time Thieneman has assaulted her.  The report states the two used to live together.  Thieneman not have a court date set yet.

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