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Man accused of choking driver for singing Christmas songs in March

A Pittsburgh man is in jail, accused of choking another man to make him stop singing Christmas songs. (File photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) — Do Christmas songs push your buttons?

A Pittsburgh man is in jail, accused of choking another man to make him stop singing Christmas songs.

According to CBS, 25-year-old Clayton Lucas was a passenger in the van when he reached around the seat a choked the driver for his yule singing.

Police were flagged down and directed to the vehicle parked on the shoulder of an exit ramp where two men were out of the car. Police spoke to the men, heard the story and attempted to handcuff Lucas. When he wouldn't listen, police swept his feet to control the situation.

The driver told police his air and blood was restricted by the choking to the point that he was about to pass out. Police said the man's neck was red and his eyes were bloodshot.

The Christmas songs the man was singing were not reported. It is not clear if Lucas asked the man to stop singing before choking him.

At last report, Lucas is in Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh.

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