Crime

West Palm Beach Man Accused Of Taking Hammer To Girlfriend's Head

"It's Hammer Time" probably wouldn't be a good catchphrase for 40-year-old Roberto Montanez.

That's because the cops say Montanez decided to take a hammer to his girlfriend's head early this morning, landing her in the hospital.

A passing motorist noticed Montanez' 22-year-old girlfriend running down the median of Forest Hill Boulevard around 1:30 a.m.

When a sheriff's deputy arrived, cops say she told the deputy Montanez had just hit her in the head with the hammer -- and then she passed out.

The woman was taken to a hospital, while deputies went to talk to Montanez.

Montanez was hanging out outside the couple's home, where he told deputies he had merely pushed his girlfriend -- no heavy metallic instruments involved.

Montanez was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where he was ordered to be held without bond, and faces one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He also had an active warrant out for his arrest in Broward County.


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