A Minneapolis man is accused of punching a St. Louis Park woman in the face and pulling her by the hair into a car before threatening to revenge himself on her and her children.
Guadalupe Diaz-Sanchez, 34, is charged with one felony count of terroristic threats and one misdemeanor count of domestic assault.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Sept. 24, St. Louis Park police received a call about a woman crying in her home near West 36th Street and Wooddale Avenue South.
The woman only spoke Spanish and Diaz-Sanchez initially spoke for her to police, saying she was crying because “she hurt her back at work.
A Spanish-speaking officer was called and the woman said that Diaz-Sanchez had assaulted her.
She told police she had left work early that day to avoid Diaz-Sanchez but he followed her and confronted her on the street.
She said he punched her in the face and yanked her by the hair, pulling her into his car.
Diaz-Sanchez locked her in the car, she said, but she escaped.
She said he took her phone and made a series of threats.
He said he’d get his “revenge,” he’d “make her suffer,” he’d kill her and he’d harm her children, the woman told police.
She said Diaz-Sanchez had assaulted her in the past but she didn’t report the incident to police because she wa afraid of retaliation.
St. Louis Park police saw redness on the woman’s left cheek and older bruises on her arm.Diaz-Sanchez is in Hennepin County Jail and faces up to five years behind bars.