Couple stops in middle of argument for a cigarette break

  • Thursday, August 8, 2013

A woman came into police department headquarters to report that her ex-boyfriend had assaulted her. She told an officer that she had broken up with her boyfriend the night before and went downtown with a friend.

Her ex-boyfriend then showed up downtown uninvited. He then took her phone from her and became upset because another man had texted her. He called the man and threatened him. For some reason she went back to their shared apartment with this ex-boyfriend and she told him she wanted some space. She told him she was just going to grab some clothes and leave, according to a police report.

She told the officer that her ex-boyfriend would not let her leave.

She said they began fighting and she got hit in the head with the bedroom door. She then started screaming and her ex-boyfriend put a pillow over her head, the report said.

Then they both decided to walk out onto the balcony to have a cigarette. She noticed people in the parking lot, she told police. At that point she told her ex-boyfriend that if he did not agree to let her leave she would start screaming to them for help.

He agreed to let her leave, she said.

The next morning she returned to gather more of her things, and he asked her to talk and try and work things out.

She told him she did not want to be in a relationship with him, at which point he became angry and broke her phone, threw her purse in her face and punched her in her side, the report said.

She said her ex-boyfriend’s roommate and the roommate’s girlfriend were in the apartment when this took place, but they did not come to her aid.

Police went to the apartment, according to the report, and spoke with the roommates.

They said the events that went down were not quite like what was being reported. Their statements indicated that no struggle took place, but the alleged victim did try to break in the apartment.

The ex-boyfriend was also contacted and more than willing to provide a statement. The alleged victim then said she wasn’t sure she wanted to press charges. The case is to remain open until she decides and more specific information can be gathered.

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