Police: Man assaults woman, teen, dog

Suspect allegedly attacked because girlfriend didn’t save him McDonald’s
Sandusky Register Staff
Mar 11, 2014
A Sandusky man allegedly attacked his girlfriend, his teenage son and their dog because they did not save him any McDonald’s food, according to a Sandusky police report.

Paul Andrews, 48, of the 4000 block of Venice Road, was charged with assault and two counts of domestic violence.

Police were dispatched to Andrews’ home at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, after Andrews called them and accused his girlfriend of assault, the report said.

Officers spoke to the girlfriend, who told them she was at work earlier in the evening when she began receiving nonsensical text messages from Andrews, an indication he’d been drinking. The woman “ignored the texts because this is normal behavior for Paul when he consumes alcohol,” the report said.

When the woman arrived home, she heard her dog yelping in the bedroom. She checked on the animal, only to find Andrews choking the dog “because it was on the bed” the report said.

When the woman tried to intervene, Andrews punched her in the eye and began yelling at his teenage son, the report said. When Andrews went after his girlfriend again, his son confronted him and eventually put him in a chokehold to subdue him.

“The entire matter was over Paul not getting any McDonald’s food,” the woman told police. Andrews remains in the Erie County jail on about $5,000 bond.

EDIT NOTE: This story was corrected from a previous version.

Comments

pigeon farmer

He'll make a great jailhouse bride.

mikeylikesit

you dont mess with the dollar menu..

BabyMomma

Dem nuggets yo!

holysee

Yem duggets no!

queenjhb

The dog didn't eat your mc nuggets, try choking someone in jail, A$$wipe......

Left Sandtown

Gimmi back my Big Mac-Jack,or I`m going choke your Dog.God Please tame the beast in all of us.

DickTracey

We got Ricky Vitte choking the chicken, and now Paul choking the dog, what is going on around here?

holysee

Why did doG make him do that?

BabyMomma

That's pretty annoying. gaF

worddrow811

s'tahT ytterP ynnuF.

KnuckleDragger

"This is normal behavior for Paul."
Why do some women put up with this crap? Any guy who does this, drunk or not is a LOSER!!!

bdid.d519

That's exactly my thoughts knuckledragger! She knows this is how he is... definitely a loser! Hope she didn't bail him out!

Swiftshot12

Unfortunately alcoholism is a lifestyle that the families learn to live with dysfunction. Maybe this will be the thing that gives a kick start.

Unassumer

yeah, that's what I want to know. this type of behavior is neither normal or okay and yet there are so many women putting up with it. if a man is abusive, verbally or physically, it is time to end the relationship. period.

Swiftshot12

I hope they charge him with cruelty to animals. I think that carries more of a punishment. It's those fries I'm telling ya... And the shamrock shakes. I think they add heroin in the shakes. Very addictive

Truth2u

Great example for the Child. The mothers a shack up honey pot with someone whose a drunk. No wonder this country is sliding into the abyss, not even trying to live a moral life or one with absolutes, everyone goes their own way with no limitations.

Mum-of-One

In most cases there are extenuating circumstances making it difficult to leave such as forced isolation from your family and friends, being psychologically beaten down, financially controlled, or physically threatened. A victim desperately wants the abuse to stop. She takes a beating not because she enjoys it but because she may be protecting her children or pets. She is just surviving until she is ready to leave. She needs resources to do that and until she finds them she feels unable to go. Unless you have been in her shoes you won't understand why she stays.

Unassumer

yes, I realize that but there are more resources nowadays for women to get help and to get out. passing it off as 'normal behavior' suggests that she's in denial. hopefully this incident will help to move her in the direction of leaving.

doctorsRdrugdealer

^^^same story that a addict has!^^^ We all have them shoes, we just choose not to wear them!!

whattheBucks

Don't worry Paul, you'll be able to get all the - two all beef patties, special sauce....... You want in jail ! Heck you might get a quarter pounder for an appetizer

capcap

And another low life Loser ...I only care about the child and dog...Hope they find peace some where else.As for the women, There is a way out you just need to find the door. I rather sleep in the street's than to put up with that thing.

Mum-of-One

doctorsRdrugdealer: A battered woman is not an addict. I feel sad that you are ignorant enough to suggest that. Shame on you.

Unassumer

in a way, she is. she was most likely mistreated as a child and equates love with mistreatment; or she feels that she is not good enough and this is the best that she can expect. she could be 'addicted' to love also. whatever little bit she gets.

Mum-of-One

Why are the victim's choices being analyzed? She should not be blamed for this. The batterer chose to do this. Power and control create victims of domestic abuse. Stop re-victimizing her.

BabyMomma

In a sense, yes she is. She was already outside the house at work. She has a car, she knows how to drive, that's HER choice to stay with a d-bag. Kids and animals don't have a choice, she does. I lay one finger on my wife, guarantee she's out the door.

pptrsha

babymomma is a man?

worddrow811

why do you care?

deertracker

Careful there pptrsha, you're are insulting us real men!

SeenSome

What does the woman do when -yes- she could leave, but the abuser has threatened to go after family members and she knows he means it. He can't get to her so he goes after what she loves the most. What then? Like Mum-of-One said, you don't know the reasons why she stays.

starryeyes83

OooH, big bad man choking a dog... How'd ya like some fries shoved up your a-- ?

WATCHED_1s

This guy is a p0s

juzzmytake

There is constant fighting in that home. Kudos to the son who stood up for his dad's girlfriend. Sad.

he said she said

Being a DV survivor myself it's not always as simple as just leaving. Women are more likely to be killed when they try to leave their abuser.

This may be her 'normal'. If her mother was in a situation like this, she may not know that this is not right.

It is not her choice to be there. The abuser has probably beaten her down so far mentally, emotional and physically that she doesn't feel that she is good enough for another man to love.

Why doesn't she just leave? Because she is scared of what will happen to her and her child...the police and courts can only do so much.