HOPELESS ROMANTIC: Lakeview Man Threatened To Kill Ex’s Boyfriend With Ax, Prosecutors Say

A Lakeview man is facing charges after he allegedly stormed into his ex-girlfriend’s home and threatened to kill her new boyfriend with an ax. The accused just happened to have an ax with him, police say.

Joseph Kardasz, 29, of the 3100 block of Southport is charged with armed home invasion and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Police say Kardasz forced his way into the woman’s home in the 1600 block of Wrightwood around 3:30AM on July 4th and said, “I’m going to kill [the new boyfriend] right in front of you!”

Prosecutors say Kardasz swung the small ax several times, striking the boyfriend on his hand and forearm, causing minor cuts and lacerations.

Investigators executed a search warrant at Kardasz’s home on July 5, spending nearly six hours on-scene. According to the police report, Kardasz is an employee of the City of Chicago.

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