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Drunken man takes ax to girlfriend’s cars, house

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 12:49 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 2:38 p.m.

Police are looking for a man who used an ax to damage his girlfriend’s house and two of her cars after an argument early Wednesday morning in east Wichita.

The 31-year-old man showed up drunk at his girlfriend’s house at about 3:30 a.m. in the 900 block of North Old Manor, Lt. Doug Nolte said. That’s northwest of Central and Edgemoor. She was upset that he was intoxicated, Nolte said, and an argument broke out.

The altercation escalated until she ran to her car to call 911. The man picked up an ax and began pounding on the car she was in, Nolte said, then moved to a second car and began striking it with the ax.

He then went inside her house and began using the ax on the interior, Nolte said. He was gone by the time officers arrived, but before he left he had inflicted an estimated $7,000 in damage to her property.

The 33-year-old woman was not hurt in the incident, Nolte said. Police have the man’s identity and are looking for him.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. He is on Twitter @StanFinger.

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