Chamique Holdsclaw committed one of the worst girlfriend breakups in history by chasing down her girlfriend for ending their relationship, pulling a gun, and shooting up her car. The former WNBA great did just that and more back in 2012 (see my blog “Former WNBA Player Chamique Holdsclaw’s Assault on Ex Girlfriend” for all the details). Six official criminal charges have been filed against Holdsclaw for the attack on her ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lacy, also a former WNBA teammate.
Holdsclaw’s criminal charges include 2 counts of aggravated assault, 2 counts of second degree criminal damage, 1 count of first degree criminal damage, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. That’s a nasty breakup!
If found guilty of all charges, Chamique Holdsclaw could serve up to 65 years in jail.
The message of Holdsclaw story 1) be careful in who you date, 2) sulk at home by yourself, watch movies, eat ice cream etc. when you go through a break up, don’t resort to violence, and 3) hire one hell of a defense attorney if you rack up 6 criminal charges!
Former WNBA player Chamique Holdsclaw unleashed built up anger on her ex-girlfriend / ex-teammate, Jennifer Lacy by bashing in her car and firing a gun. According to TMZ.com, Lacy believed her former Atlanta Dream teammate was still angry at her for breaking-up their 4 year-long relationship.
On November 13th, Holdsclaw had been following Lacy in her Range Rover SUV. She waited for Lacy to pull the car over and get out. Raging and armed, Chamique approached the SUV and smashed in windows, next she drew a nine mm pistol, fired a shot into the car and then fled.
Police noted an odor of an accelerant in and on the SUV. They suspect Chamique Holdsclaw poured gas onto the car prior to the incident with the intent of blowing the SUV up by firing a bullet into it.
Jennifer Lacy, was not injured and is refusing to speak to her unstable ex. Chamique Holdsclaw is being held in an Atlanta jail on $100,000 bail and must comply with wearing a home monitoring ankle bracelet before being released. Holdsclaw is facing 2 counts of aggravated assault, 2 counts of criminal damage to property and 1 count of possession of a fire arm during the commission of a felony. She is scheduled back to court November 30th.
Holdsclaw’s fame has come from her talent to score points in a basketball game. However, in this legal situation, Holdsclaw wants to sit the bench and not score points because the more she scores in this game the longer and harsher the sentencing range would become if she were to be found guilty of the allegations.