A St. Louis Park woman, seven months pregnant, allegedly attacked her husband’s girlfriend earlier this month, striking her with a hammer multiple times on the head, neck and shoulders and tearing a large clump of hair from her scalp.
Police found a wooden-handled claw hammer and a length of the victim’s hair inside the 24-year-old wife’s apartment building on the 2500 block of Highway 100. The girlfriend, 34, was hospitalized but declined to press charges.
In the early hours of Sept. 12, the girlfriend went to the woman’s home to tell her about the relationship she was having with her husband, the husband told police.
Afterward, the woman followed her husband’s girlfriend into the courtyard, waving the hammer, according to a police report.
The girlfriend told police she did not want to fight the woman because she was pregnant but that the woman said, “You’re going to fight me,” and charged her, the hammer raised above her head.
Sustaining several blows from the hammer, the girlfriend said she screamed for her boyfriend to get ahold of his wife.
But he refused and told the small crowd in the courtyard to “let them fight,” the girlfriend said.
The woman then put down the hammer and began pummeling the girlfriend with her fists in the face, pulling a section of hair out of her head, she told police. She said she declined to fight back because the woman was pregnant.
Eventually the girlfriend’s friend separated the two. Once police arrived, shortly after 1 a.m., the girlfriend was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for head and neck pain.
The hammer and hair were found inside the woman’s apartment, and both the woman and her husband were arrested.The girlfriend has declined to press charges.