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Police: Toms River Man Hit Ex-Girlfriend With Trophy, Rake

19-year-old also dragged his victim and attempted to punch a jogger who intervened, was later found hiding in closet

Weapons used in a domestic assault on Nov. 26, 2013. (Photo: TRPD)
Weapons used in a domestic assault on Nov. 26, 2013. (Photo: TRPD)
A Toms River man is accused of assaulting his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend after she went to his house to retrieve some personal items.

Rozel Foster, 20, of Breckinridge Place, was being lodged in the Ocean County Jail after his arrest which occurred at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police were called to Foster's residence after they say he became violent, eventually chasing his ex-girlfriend to her 44-year-old mother's car before he struck her with a metal gym bar. Then, according to Police Chief Michael Mastronardy, Foster dragged the Jackson woman 15 feet and struck her with a trophy and rake, breaking both weapons by striking her body.

Eventually, Mastronardy said, a 52-year-old woman who was out jogging witnessed the incident and began to yell at Foster, who turned his anger toward her and "took a swing" at her, though he missed. The jogger then fled on foot.

Foster was later arrested in his residence after police found him hiding in a bedroom closet under some clothes, said Mastronardy.

Foster has been charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and criminal mischief and is being held on $100,000 cash bail. He was also held on outstanding warrants worth $500 from Pemberton and $7,500 from Jackson.

His victim was treated for multiple injuries at Kimball Medical Center, Mastronardy said.
suz November 27, 2013 at 08:03 AM
My thoughts also...hiding in a closet like a wienie.
1stcav November 27, 2013 at 08:06 AM
What a man, lets see how he does in OC Jail...looser ! POS who beats up woman...
grace November 27, 2013 at 09:08 AM
stupidity for sure that rozel!
bayway mike November 27, 2013 at 09:37 AM
Hey Rozel!!! What being served for Thanksgiving Day at the O.C. Jail??? Same old bread & cheese sandwiches??? What, no gravy or cranberry sauce you say???
I B buggin December 22, 2013 at 09:47 PM
DO not let your daughter date this-http://mugshots.com/search.html?q=Rozel+Foster

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