A local woman reported to Commerce police that her estranged husband threatened her, held her against her will in her residence — and repeatedly demanded a chance to salvage their relationship.
She declined the offers.
The 33-year-old white female said the man, who had recently moved out, contacted her to ask if he could take their daughter to school. The victim said he was very nice at the time and asked for another chance at their relationship.
But when the woman said no, he got very angry and threatened to make her life “a living hell,” the woman said. He then left with the daughter.
Fifteen minutes later, he came back as the victim was taking a shower, entered the bathroom and ripped down the shower curtain, the woman said. He then told her she was going to give him another chance.
The victim again declined.
She said the man grabbed her by the throat and held her down. When he eventually released her, she grabbed her phone to call 911, but he took it away from her, threw it against the wall and broke it. She told the officer he kept her in a corner of the bathroom for 45-60 minutes. She pleaded with him to leave and he kept asking for another chance, although he threatened to “do something to go back to prison.”
Eventually, the woman declared that she had to get ready for work. The man came into her bedroom and said he was sorry, that he would leave. When he left, she locked the door and after getting dressed went to the public safety complex to report the incident.
For all of the incidents to which Commerce police responded during the past week, see the Sept. 25 issue of The Commerce News.