Sabrina Marie Dumdei was scared when police officers went to her Florida home one night this summer.
Her boyfriend, Zachary John Winton, refused to let her out of his sight and made ominous threats of what would happen if she left their Bradenton Beach residence.
“Leave and see what happens,” Winton, 34, told the 37-year-old Dumdei as he grabbed her by the face and held a knife to her throat, according to court records.
A momentary lapse in Winton’s careful watch allowed Dumdei to call 911, summoning help to their home on Anna Maria Island.
“Upon my arrival, (Winton) was yelling and walking at (the) victim with a large kitchen knife I observed in his right pocket,” a Bradenton Beach police officer wrote in the Aug. 31 arrest affidavit.