Charlie and Susan were in a relationship and living together. On an August afternoon, they were walking together when they began to argue about trust issues in their relationship. Upon returning home, Susan gave Charlie the house key to open the door. Still angry after opening the door, Charlie broke the key in the lock, resulting in both the key and lock having to be replaced. The argument continued inside the
home, leading Susan to call her sister, who in turn called police. After a conversation with both parties, police charged Charlie with mischief under $5000.
Result: As part of a deal, Charlie was expected to complete an anger management course. Upon successfully completing the course, the charge against Charlie was withdrawn.