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Fight over Consumed Cookies Leads to Battery Charges

In Port St. Lucie, Florida, a man who was furious that there were no chocolate chip cookies left in the house reportedly vented his anger by punching his girlfriend in the face.

On December 14, 31-year-old Richard Anthony Hessic confronted his girlfriend, whom he has been with for three years, when he had realized that what was left of the chocolate chip cookies in his home had been eaten. His girlfriend was said to respond to the situation with humor by making a joke about locating the responsible party, and she expressed that she felt that it was not something worth arguing over. She purportedly offered to replace the cookies to diffuse the fight.

Hessic’s girlfriend left the room to take a shower, and he felt as if she was not taking the situation as seriously as he wanted. According to the arrest affidavit, he then allegedly entered the bathroom still angry from the argument, proceeded to rip the shower curtain down and assaulted her by punched her in the left side of the face.

When authorities arrived Hessic was trying to leave the premises but he was intercepted in the driveway. Officers did not find any marks on Hessic’s girlfriend’s face, but he was arrested and charged with battery. He was released from St. Lucie County Jail after posting $15,000 bail, and he was scheduled to appear in court for his arraignment on Thursday.

If you or someone you love is suspected of battery, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.