A St. Louis Park man is accused of threatening to bring a hammer down on his girlfriend’s head after a dispute over grocery money.
Joe Konyongar Seeyah, 47, is charged with one felony count of making terroristic threats and two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault for the Sept. 13 incident.
A little before 5 p.m. on Friday the 13th, Seeyah and his girlfriend were arguing about grocery money at the apartment they had shared for the past two years on the 8200 block of 30 1/2 Street.
According to the criminal complaint, Seeyah punched his girlfriend in the chest, causing her to fall down and hit her head on a wall.
She then tried to get up and said she didn’t want any trouble, according to the complaint, but Seeyah threw her back to the ground, tearing her shirt and breaking her necklace and glasses.
She then went to her bedroom, followed by Seeyah, who had picked up a hammer.
“If you don’t give me money, I will bust your head with this hammer, and you will go to the hospital, and I will go to jail,” Seeyah said, according to his girlfriend.
Fearful for her safety, she then gave him $200, locked herself in her room and called police.
When police arrived, she said her chest and head were sore from Seeyah’s punch and her collapse into a wall.
Seeyah told police that he was angry, that the argument became physical and that, at one point, he had held a hammer in his hand.He faces up to five years behind bars.