Here is how not to handle a breakup.
Brian Driscoll, 37, of 58 Myrtle St., in Malden, was arrested early Sunday morning, after he allegedly caused quite a ruckus outside his ex-girlfriend’s new home and then assaulted her new roommate.
Police say two residents of 20 Sycamore Drive told police Driscoll showed up a bit before 2 a.m., rang the doorbell, and began yelling outside.
Residents told police Driscoll began looking into windows with a flashlight, and even propped a ladder up against the house in an attempt to knock on a bedroom window.
One of the residents told police Driscoll was sending threatening text messages while this was occurring.
Driscoll then began striking the door of the home in an effort to break in, prompting his ex-girlfriend to answer the door and tell him to leave while a male resident of the home called 911, according to police.
Police say Driscoll then forced his way into the home and assaulted the male resident before fleeing.
Police arrived to find a car speeding away from the neighborhood, but pulled it over and arrested Driscoll after the residents of the home identified him.
Driscoll is charged with breaking and entering night, assault and battery, and driving with a suspended license.
He was arraigned Monday in Lowell District Court, but I was unable to find out whether he was held.
Tewksbury Police encourage anyone who spots suspicious activity or crime in town to call 911, or to call crime Tip Line at 978.851.0175. Residents can also email detectives at firstname.lastname@example.org.