Police: Woman was upset about laundry cash

Dec. 31, 2012 at 3:28 PM

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Police in New Jersey said they arrested a woman accused of charging at her boyfriend with a hammer when he refused to pay for laundry.

Jersey City police said they responded to an apartment Saturday on a 2:52 p.m. report of a man locked in a bathroom while his girlfriend pounded on the door with a hammer, The Jersey (Jersey City, N.J.) Journal reported Monday.

Police said they subdued Jazmin Duran, 24, after a brief struggle and she was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, criminal mischief, domestic violence, possession of weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.

The 49-year-old boyfriend, whom police said was locked in the bathroom when they arrived, told officers Duran became irate and grabbed the hammer when he told her he didn't want to give her money to do her laundry.

The man said Duran smashed a bedroom mirror and put holes in a TV screen before charging at him with the tool.

"I'm going to hit you in the head with the hammer," the alleged victim quoted Duran as saying.

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