Monday, November 17, 2008

Husband flips out over mac & cheese

By Mark Young
The North Platte Telegraph

An unemployed 48-year-old North Platte man was arrested Saturday after police said he assaulted his live-in girlfriend with a cooking pot because he was upset she made him macaroni for dinner.

Donald J. Jacobs Jr., of 2300 E Philip was arrested by North Platte police responding to a call from the alleged victim. According to police investigator Dale Matuszczak, officers responded to the couple's home in Key Estates about 3:30 a.m. Saturday after the girlfriend contacted police saying she had locked herself in the bathroom and feared for her life.

"She had a cut on the bridge of her nose and a bruise on her face," Matuszczak said. "The apparent weapon was a cooking pot, and it must have been a significant hit because the handle of the pot was broken."

According to the police report, Jacobs was intoxicated and assaulted his girlfriend with the pot when he discovered she made macaroni for his dinner. The assault caused the food to be tossed throughout the residence, as he struck her with the pot, according to the report.

The police report stated that there was a child in the home at the time of the assault. Matuszczak said that police have had to respond to the couple's residence a number of times in the past.

I knew men were ungrateful, but this is just ridiculous.

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