A man is behind bars after he allegedly kicked down a hotel room door and assaulted the occupant, all because he wanted his phone back.
Mathew Mark Duenas Mendiola is accused of entering the Grand Plaza Hotel in Tumon and assaulting a woman known to him.
Police arrived on the scene, noting that the hotel room door was heavily damaged in excess of $500.
The victim told police that she attempted to prevent the door from opening but couldn’t. Mendiola then rushed her, slapped her, and allegedly choked her.
“He slapped her on the right side of her face then threw her down. He picked her up by the neck and lifted her off the ground causing her to have trouble breathing. She also felt like she would lose consciousness,” the complaint stated.
Mendiola demanded that the victim return a phone he had given her earlier and allegedly said he would kill her.
Police say Mendiola released his grip and the victim ran to the bed and handed him the phone.
Mendiola then fled the scene.
Mendiola was arrested on charges of home invasion, family violence, and criminal mischief.