Reality Star Tila "Tequila" Nguyen Is Allegedly Assaulted by Chargers Linebacker Shawne Merriman

CNN -- According to a statement from the sheriff's department of San Diego County, California, authorities responded to a disturbance call early Sunday from a woman who said she had been choked and restrained by a male.

When police arrived, "the reporting party identified herself as Tila Nguyen, aka Tila Tequila, and her alleged assailant as Shawne Merriman," the statement said.

Nguyen, who starred in MTV's "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila" and its follow-up, "A Shot at Love 2 With Tila Tequila," signed a citizen's arrest at the scene and was transported to a local hospital, authorities said.

Merriman was taken into custody on suspicion of battery and false imprisonment, the sheriff's department statement said.