A 23-year-old Harrisonburg man was arrested this weekend after allegedly causing a disturbance in the Clarendon area.
Adam Quayle was arrested and charged with strangulation, two counts of assault and battery and one count of unlawful entry. He was held without bond.
Shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, Quayle, who was intoxicated, attempted to enter a garage in the 1400 block of North Garfield Street, according to the Arlington County Police Department.
Two women confronted the man, at which point he assaulted them, according to police.
"The guy was pounding on the side door, and one of the roommates could see him walking down the side of the house, toward the back where the garage was," police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told Patch. "They go out to confront him, and he tries to hide behind a car."
The two women yelled at Quayle to leave. He stood up, began walking down the driveway and took a swing at one of them, Sternbeck said. He missed.
The other roommate ran over to help, at which point Quayle "tackled" her, Sternbeck said. The first roommate pulled him off, but ended up in a headlock and pushed to the ground, he said.
"The two roommates are trying to get this guy off of one another, and one of them is put in a headlock and choked on the ground," Sternbeck said.
Two passersby attempted to help, and then the bouncer from a nearby bar came over and held the man down until police arrived.
No one was injured to the point where hospitalization was required, Sternbeck said.
Quayle hasn't said anything to indicate he targeted the house or the women, or that he knew them, Sternbeck said.
Uniformed and plainclothes police officers have an increased presence in and around the Clarendon bar area on Friday and Saturday nights, he said.