Police: NH Man Punched Woman in the Face at the Hospital Before Stealing Car from Gym
DOVER — Police are looking for a man accused of going to the hospital and punching a woman known to him in the face and then stealing a car from a local gym.
At 2:10 a.m. Dec. 4, police responded to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, 789 Central Ave., for a report of an assault in the Women & Children's Center.
Police said Antonio J. Hector, 32, of Dover, punched a woman he knew in the face, causing serious injury and then fled the hospital before officers arrived.
A little more than an hour later, at 3:24 a.m. police responded to Planet Fitness at 898 Central Ave. for a report of a stolen vehicle. Officers found that Hector went into the gym and asked the clerk if he could use the bathroom.
Hector then took keys out of a locker for a 2011 Ford Escape and took the car, police said. The same car being driven by a man matching Hector's description got into a police pursuit in Kittery, Maine. Police called off the chase and later found the car crashed and abandoned.
Police are still looking for Hector and he is facing charges of second-degree assault and theft. Police are asking anyone with information to call your local police department or Dover police at 603-742-4646 or the Dover Crimeline at 603-749-6000 or www.dovernhcrimeline.org.