A Lower Nazareth Township man told police Tuesday morning his ex-girlfriend had just attacked him with a bug zapper shaped like a tennis racket.
And he also told them he made a video of the alleged attack with his smartphone.
Later Tuesday, police picked up the ex-girlfriend, Christy Lynn Flyte, 36, of the 400 block of Nazareth Pike, also in Lower Nazareth. Both Flyte and her ex-boyfriend live in apartments near the intersection of Nazareth Pike (Route 191) and Newburg Road.
A criminal complaint filed by Colonial Regional Police officer Gary Young gives the following details:
- Police got the call around 10:30 a.m., with the ex-boyfriend saying before police arrived that Flyte had left his apartment, which has a Newburg Road address.
- The ex-boyfriend was “shaken and nervous” and had blood on both his forearms. He said Flyte came over and when he refused to let her inside she started kicking and causing damage -- listed at $200 -- to the outside of a metal door.
- The ex-boyfriend said he opened the door and Flyte forced her way in. She started screaming and throwing things at him. She picked up the plastic bug zapper and hit him with it. It broke during the incident.
- He then told police about the video he made with his smartphone. Young watched the video, which showed Flyte throwing things and hitting the ex-boyfriend with the bug zapper.
- The ex-boyfriend said Flyte, who left after he called police, was not hurt but dropped her wallet and a flip flop on her way out. Police noticed the items were by the door.
- Police checked Flyte’s apartment but no one was home. They later got a warrant issued by District Judge Joseph Barner of Lower Nazareth. Flyte was taken into custody later Tuesday.
She was charged with simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief. She was arraigned by on-duty District Judge Diane Marakovits of Northampton and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.