A Bethlehem teen-ager is charged with threatening and assaulting an ex-girlfriend Wednesday inside the on E. Broad Street, according to court records.
John Hernandez, 18, of 1947 Hillcrest Ave., had been abusive before, according to the ex-girlfriend, who told police she broke up with him because he had been physically and emotionally abusive in the past, the arrest warrant says.
According to court records, Wednesday’s episode began at 8 a.m. when Hernandez stormed into a room and knocked the ex-girlfriend’s bags and belongings off of a chair and to the floor, breaking her cell phone charger.
He began screaming, cursing and calling her names before he grabbed her by the hand and squeezed it, threatening to cut it off and refusing to let it go, squeezing it harder the more she protested, the warrant says.
The ex-girlfriend also told police that friends had told her that Hernandez had cited religious groups that kill 18-year-old girls and wanted to have that done to her, the court record says.
Hernandez was charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, harassment and criminal mischief. He was arraigned before and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.