Angered that someone ate the last of his favorite chocolate chip cookies, a Florida man allegedly punched his live-in girlfriend in the face when she “did not want to argue over
something so petty,” according to a police report.
Richard Hessic, 31, was arrested Thursday evening on a domestic battery charge following a confrontation in the Port St. Lucie home he shares with the victim, a 34-year-old nurse.
The 6’ 4” Hessic, who works as a butcher, will be arraigned December 28 on the misdemeanor count.
In an interview with cops responding to a 911 call, Hessic said that he had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend “over cookies.” An investigator noted that Hessic “was upset someone ate the last chocolate chip cookie,” and was also angry “at his girlfriend for not taking him seriously.” Believing that she was “blowing him off,” Hessic said that he ripped down the curtain as the woman was showering.
The victim told a sheriff’s deputy that Hessic was angry that “the last of his favorite cookies were eaten.” The missing cookie was of less importance to the woman, who said she joked about “reviewing the surveillance cameras to see who ate the cookie.” The victim added that she “did not want to argue over something so petty” and told Hessic that she would purchase more cookies for him.
The woman alleged that after Hessic (seen above) followed her into the bathroom and tore down the shower curtain, he “punched her on the left side of her face.”
A judge has ordered Hessic to have no contact with his girlfriend and has placed him on house arrest with GPS monitoring, court records show. A court filing notes that Hessic (whose mug shot is below) has previously been arrested for battery, fleeing and eluding, child abuse, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and violating probation.