Mark Maurer/The Jersey Journal
A 49-year-old Hoboken
man was arrested Tuesday after he beat his girlfriend with a cat
and punched her in the back and back of her head, according to police reports.
Around noon, Hoboken police were dispatched to the 300 block of Marshall Dr., and a 20-year-old Jersey City
woman was crying and told police that her boyfriend punched her a few times and hit her with a "feline cat," reports said. She said she had pain to her lower back and the back of her head, reports said.
Police then arrested her boyfriend Lasalle Davis with a simple assault charge for domestic violence, reports said.
The woman told police that they had been dating for two years and he became mad when she did not call him the night before, reports said. When she came to Hoboken to visit her sister, he showed up, yelled at her and grabbed her right arm, reports said. She told him she no longer wanted to date him, and thatís when he picked up the cat and hit her, reports said.
She declined to speak to a member of the Domestic Violence Team but did want to file a restraining order against Davis in Hudson County Superior Court, reports said.
Police did not know the whereabouts or the condition of the cat. The victim did not immediately respond to inquiries about the cat.
Davis' court date is set for Oct. 27 in Hoboken Municipal Court.