Authorities in Florida have arrested a man on suspicion of punching his girlfriend in the face following an argument over missing cookies.
According to Fox News, 31-year-old Richard Anthony Hessic admitted that he was upset after discovering there were no more chocolate chip cookies in the house.
According to an affidavit cited by WTVT, he reportedly told Port St. Lucie police investigators that he did not believe his girlfriend took his concerns seriously enough.
In her conversation with officers, the alleged victim said she offered to replace the package. She said she did not want to fight of something as “petty” as eating the last cookie.
A police report indicates Hessic believed she “was blowing him off” and took the complaint too lightly.
During the argument that ensued, Hessic’s girlfriend reportedly told him to leave the home.
According to the Miami Herald, she later jokingly threatened to “review the surveillance camera” in an effort to find the person responsible for eating the last cookie.
Hessic allegedly followed his girlfriend into the bathroom as she was bathing and ripped down the shower curtain before physically attacking her.
Reports indicate the suspect “punched her on the left side of her face.”
As he left the home, police officers had reportedly already arrived and were waiting for him.
Hessic was arrested at the home on suspicion of battery. He was arrested from St. Lucie County Jail after posting $15,000 bond. He was scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
[Featured image: Richard Anthony Hessic/St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office]