DESTIN – A 31-year-old Nashville man being tossed out of a Destin restaurant made matters worse when he attacked his wife outside the restaurant.

His group was asked to leave after the suspect and another family member got into an argument about the way the suspect was treating his wife.

Outside the restaurant, the suspect put his hands around his wife’s neck, shoving her into the restaurant’s doors, according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

The victim denied that he’d put his hands around her neck, but said he might have touched her while trying to re-enter the restaurant.