Man chokes woman with hair straightener cord after sneaking into house
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A woman is okay after a man snuck into her house while she was in the shower and then tried to choke her with the cord to a hair straightener Saturday.
According to an affidavit, police responded to the home in the 5000 block of Trailwater Drive in Antioch Saturday.
The victim, Ana Mitchell-Bustamante, told police she was talking on the phone with Jose Bustamante and told him not to come to her home.
While she was in the shower, Bustamante allegedly walked in to her house through the garage door which she had left open.
When Mitchell-Bustamante exited the shower she found him standing in her room.
A verbal argument quickly ensued and then Bustamante allegedly hit her in the face.
After striking her he followed her into the bathroom and took the cord from a hair straightener and allegedly began to choke the victim.
She reported that her airway was cut off and her legs began to shake. She stated in the report that she was very close to losing consciousness before he finally stopped choking her.
She then grabbed a knife out of the kitchen just as Bustamante entered holding a popcorn maker in his hands. The report adds that he allegedly threw the popcorn maker at her, then picked up pieces of broken glass and threw those at her as well.
Mitchell-Bustamante said he started coming towards and she took the knife and slapped him in the arm, cutting him once and scratching him on the arm.
Bustamante then made his way outside and called police. He then allegedly took the victim's phone and threw it in the yard.
Mitchell-Bustamante found the phone and was able to call for help.
The police report said during the entire altercation the victim kept asking the man to leave.
Police said the victim's right cheek was swollen and red with a small cut. She also had red marks around her neck.
It wasn't immediately clear how the two were acquainted.