POLICE: Ex-Boyfriend Flies Into Rage, Beats New Boyfriend With Golf Club, Injures Toddler

Temecula resident Robert Lance German, 23, was arrested on suspicion of many crimes.

A Temecula man accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and injuring a toddler in the process--then leading police on a chase--has been arrested.

Robert Lance German, 23, was arrested Monday night on suspicion of residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, felony vandalism, terrorist threats, domestic violence, child endangerment, resisting arrest, DUI, reckless driving and misdemeanor hit and run, according to Sgt. Jon Wade of the Temecula Police Department.

The alleged trouble began when German showed up at an apartment complex where his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend, and a 3-year-old child were at, explained Wade.

Using a golf club, German allegedly smashed out four large sliding glass doors at the apartment in the 29600 block of Solana Way, injuring the child with flying glass, Wade reported.

“The suspect entered the apartment and assaulted his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend, striking the new boyfriend with a golf club. The suspect threatened to kill everyone in the apartment before stealing a bottle of wine and leaving in his vehicle,” Wade said.

While deputies were investigating the incident, German returned to the apartment complex, but then sped away in a vehicle, Wade continued.

German was followed and tracked by a sheriff's helicopter for more than 25 minutes “as he drove erratically through the city of Temecula and the surrounding unincorporated area,” Wade said.

At one point, German crashed into another motorist on Pauba Road at Via Rami in Temecula, Wade said. “Neither motorist was injured in the collision. German drove away from the scene after the collision occurred,” the sergeant added.

German then drove down a dead-end road, abandoned his vehicle, and attempted to flee on foot. He was finally apprehended in a field southwest of Pauba and Margarita roads in Temecula, Wade said.

SA February 27, 2013 at 07:21 PM
Thanks Mr. German, now there will be a ballot to band “golf clubs” …. I hope this guy gets slammed by the Judge as DV is a horrible and cowardly act.
Brenda February 28, 2013 at 12:12 AM
Agreed SA. Heard all this going on that night, right around the corner from us, got all the doors locked up AGAIN and All outdoor lights. Getting ridiculous. Sirens and heli were blaring forever. Glad our awesome PD got this idiot, who is of course innocent until proven guilty even though his actions and crimes were probably witnessed by 100 people, that night. Thankful to know that the girlfriend, boyfriend and especially the child are ok physically and eventually get over it all mentally. This poor child to see something like this domestic violence is something he wont forget at 3. What is wrong with a person that when a relationship is over they have to get all "puffed up, get a weapon and go and hurt/kill someone"? It doesnt change anything whatsoever except kill people and put others in jail. Its insanity as is all forms of domestic violence. Hope these charges all stick and the key tossed away for a minimum of 15.
dick weed February 28, 2013 at 12:44 AM
wow im amazed he dident hurt or kill someone, thank god for that, but he really should be be on americas dumbest criminals, hope all is ok with the baby and all involved ?
Hanea February 28, 2013 at 07:03 AM
Honestly this article is no where near the truth get the facts straight and be sure that u know the whole story before you commenT I AM THE EX GIRLFRIEND and this story is not true!!
john blackwood February 28, 2013 at 10:20 AM
What a new boyfriend .What a wuss could not handle his business . He actually allowed that to happen on his watch . If I was the girl I would kick his butt to the curb . Couldnt even defend his girl and her kid fron this guy .
john blackwood February 28, 2013 at 10:23 AM
I would of took that golf club and put it where the sun dont shine .But then again It doesnt suprise me .Kids nowadays are sissies.
wolfcreek February 28, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Another dimwitted punk off the streets for a little bit
SA February 28, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Brenda: I work with domestic violence victims and although I have think skin, it always hurts my heart. I have a 22-yearold sister currently attending the University of Kentucky and since she could walk and talk I have schooled her on protecting herself (I am sure I annoyed her)… She is currently a 2nd degree black belt and can kick my arse. I am glad that that crazy wielding golf clubber did not hop your fence.
Joseph Kelly February 28, 2013 at 07:20 PM
The story didn't say whether or not he polished off the bottle of wine or not? Sorry but that deal of threatening to kill everyone and then stealing a bottle of wine gave me the giggles.
Brenda February 28, 2013 at 07:44 PM
SA, We have done the same with our daughters, Taekwondo, from a young age. With my husband being a 3x black belt, it was his defense of choice to have them taught. If possible I think the Master was as bad as us about safety and what some would call over protective. But when you read the news and see how these criminals get to their victims you cannot never to over protective and now 2 of my daughters see that with their own children. Same two who always said I was over protective, LOL. If I can keep them safe by what I have taught them through the years then I have done good. We have a rapist assaulting I think 3 women now in Temecula, running free and I still have 2 daughters in the area and I am sure to remind them everyday of this. I think if they get annoyed at us they listened :) LOL God bless you for the work you do with victims of domestic violence. For some reason there just seems to be so many now and not always from backgrounds or relationships you would think. Perhaps because our lives are so difficult, which is no excuse, and tempers run far too high in some. :/
Brenda February 28, 2013 at 07:44 PM
I wonder why he did do that? Seriously wierd.
SA February 28, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Approx. 90% of all acts of D.V. are alcohol & drugs related. Some are due to lack of drugs i.e. prescriptions. Jealous rage is a complete chemical imbalance typically enhanced by alcohol & drugs. (Oh and short men seem to be more violent….. hmmmm.)
Epolicious February 28, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Any minute there will be some family member claiming hes equally a victim. Apartment living in Temecula has become a mini-warzone. Ohh and if the girl that made a comment above is the ex, please share some info. We're allll ears
Al Salamat March 01, 2013 at 12:43 AM
I agree John. Just another case of this guys parents never saying NO to him.
Net March 01, 2013 at 02:34 AM
We gotta do something about those golf clubs.
Brenda March 01, 2013 at 04:35 AM
Small men and SPS I have heard is also true for some reason and seems like it would be otherwise. More subdued or something if they are "smaller".
Brenda March 01, 2013 at 04:39 AM
LOL,?? if that is true Hanea and you are this guys EX Girlfriend, and are now defending him, then I feel sorry for you. Sorry for you defending anyone who would even do ONE of these things he is charged with in front of YOUR CHILD FOR GODSAKE. I seriously hope this is just a jokester posting this cause this is not something to laugh about or make light of. If it is truly this guys EX GF, in the story, now defending him, I hope you have a good mother to take custody of your child.
Brenda March 01, 2013 at 04:44 AM
Oh lord I hope not Epo. NO one else come forward and claim this guy is the victim. It appears if this Hanea is serious, the ex girlfriend in the story, she is defending him enough already? Actually if either the Ex girlfriend and her new boyfriend did anything physical in this altercation I hope the child has been placed elsewhere. This might be a case of all 3 of these people being bad apples and not giving a rats batooey that a baby was right there. SA, true on the drugs and alcohol also. I have seen it several times in my ole lifetime. I even dated someone long ago who was an alcoholic and hid it very very well for a long time. Then signs and evidence became overwhelming. The nicest man in the world until he drank then WOWSER..................course same with a few women I have known also :(
Brenda March 01, 2013 at 04:45 AM
No kidding. Getting as bad as guns. I refuse to get rid of my guns, and bats, and I dont own golf clubs, LOL
Keep to the Truth March 05, 2013 at 09:33 PM
How very sad it makes me to read these comments, c'mon now, certainly all you "GOOD FOLKS" out there realize how newspapers & media "sensationalize" what they put out there, to attract more subscribers, viewers support etc. There is ALWAYS more to the story, than that which is initially "puffed up & glamorized" in news articles. We all should be much more concerned with this future generation & the additional struggles they are having to deal with, every generation seems to be getting worse. Instead of bantering online and casting judgements & saracasm, why not consider all the loved ones of any victims or perpetrators, of any crimes, and work together as a community, to help, to find some resolution, to improve our community & it's future generations. I dont think any 1 of us is in any place to cast "judgement" upon others, when we absolutely, without a doubt, know 100% of the truth, the facts. I choose to JUDGE NOT, BLAME NOT, no bullying, no sarcasm, no high & mighty selfish attitude. What a wonderful world it would be & could be, right here in Temecula Valley, if we all banned "together" in good thoughts, in prayer, in an attitude of compassion, and a willing to assist in any small way, in improving our community and it's people. This will be my commitment. How bout YOU ?????
Keep to the Truth March 05, 2013 at 11:30 PM
ooops...when we absolutely without a doubt....... DO NOT ......... Know 100% of the truth or facts.
Keep to the Truth March 10, 2013 at 03:21 AM
Just for your info .....commenters....many of the "allegations" have been dropped, no toddler, no child, NO persons were hurt, beaten, injured....thankfully....Yes, there will be plenty of consequences to EVERYONE's actions...but everything happens for a reason...and Good shall come out of this....God works in mysterious ways...Lets all support our young people who are struggling to find work, struggling everyday to live a healthy lifestyle, struggling to find their way in life......Just a thought. Thank you for considering.......
Brenda March 10, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Keep, I agree we NEED to help our young people, having mental, drug, alcohol abuse problems 100%. I do not believe in tossing them in jail and not addressing those issues. Issues that cause a life long existance of breaking the law and in and out of jail/prison. The bottom line is we do not have the resources, facilities we used to that these folks need long term to help them so the court sentences them to classes 30days of AA or NA. There are few long term live in facilities left and ones that are like Salvation Army have a waiting list of a year+. I have seen some great success stories come out of the Salvation Army its just too damn bad we do not have more of them. Others of course you have to be Lindsay Lohan to be able to afford on the beach with yoga and your own personal attendants. This incident did include alot of charges and either way it goes its a young man that needed help to realize his relationship is over and she moved on to someone else. So many Domestic Violence cases happen just for this reason and so often one part of the relationship is able to go right out and pick up a new someone, leaving the other party devastated. But it should never be to the point this guy even went over there whether he meant harm or not. Relationship over, please get help if you feel you want to hurt her or the new man. There are many "sane" moments in our minds before we do something like this, we need to grab one, STOP, call someone!
Keep to the Truth March 27, 2013 at 01:58 AM
Agree Brenda........however....sometimes the TRUE facts are distorted in reporting... the unhappy boyfriend...is the one that Broke off the relationship...a love triangle, or quadrangle is never a good thing, nor is a fatal attraction where one or the other, in this case the female, just wont let it go. We all should be aware, you can NOT believe everything you see or hear in the news or media.


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