Mike Yuchnitz, the owner and pitch man for My Econo $39.95 Optical was arrested Saturday night and charged with solicitation to commit capital murder.

San Antonio Police Department officials said Yuchnitz attempted to pay someone a $5,000 down payment to hire another person to kill his wife.

Yuchnitz has been a fixture on South Texas television for over 20 years as the spokesman for his optical business as well as his son's tattoo company.