Hillsborough cop who thought he was above the law charged with domestic violence 

A Hillsborough cop charged with domestic violence told his ex-lover that calling police on him would be pointless — and then he was arrested, according to prosecutors.

Martin Fritzsching, 40, faces five misdemeanor charges in connection to the argument that allegedly turned violent at a Hillsborough home on April 13.

The ex-lover told police that Fritzsching, who she had dated for 10 months, walked into her home unannounced and uninvited, grabbed a beer from the fridge, and began arguing with her. During the argument, he allegedly pushed his ex in the chest, “knocking her into the stove,” San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

The woman’s new boyfriend reportedly warned Fritzsching that he would throw him out if he touched her again. Fritzsching left, but returned shortly thereafter, again entered the home unannounced, and started another argument. This time he allegedly pushed his ex into a wall, causing a bruise to her forehead, Wagstaffe said.

Fritzsching cop returned to the home the next day and demanded his jewelry back.

“When she threatened to call police, [Fritzsching] told her nothing would happen to him,” Wagstaffe said.

When police came, they arrested Fritzsching “after a thorough investigation,” Wagstaffe said.

Fritzsching was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. He is out of custody on a $50,000 bail bond.


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