Almost immediately after a University Park man was warned by a Will County judge to have no contact with his former girlfriend, he was forcing himself into her car and threatening her with a broken CD case, Joliet Police Cmdr. Al Roechner said.
Navell M. Griffin, 23, was driven to the Monday court hearing by the woman, even though she is involved in the charge of harrassment by telephone that Griffin is currently facing, Roechner said.
However, the woman planned to leave by herself when Griffin climbed into her car and used the piece of broken plastic to threaten to kill her if she did not drive to her grandmother's house in Markham and get $5,000 he could use to free his cousin from jail on bond, he said.
The victim, who has children with Griffin, did as she was told but when she went into her grandmother's house, she opted to call the police rather than obtain the money for him, Roechner said.
Markham police took Griffin into custody and drove him to back to Joliet, where he was charged with stalking, assault and violation of bail bond.