Police have charged a Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, man with assaulting his live-in girlfriend twice on his 37th birthday — once before and then again after he returned from court-ordered anger-management classes.

Robert A. Green Green is accused of leaving a fight with his live-in girlfriend to report to his first anger management class of the day.

Police said Green pushed his girlfriend and grabbed her around the neck during an argument on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old woman told police Green’s behaviour has worsened since attending the anger management lessons which were ordered after an April incident between the two of them.

“He has gotten very verbal, very mean, saying things he wouldn’t before,” the woman told police. “He used to walk away; now he keeps arguing.”

That was the problem this week.

Police were called to the couple’s home twice on Wednesday. The first call came just after 8 am The woman said she and Green had been arguing through the night.

He then called the woman several names, and when she said she was moving out, Green left the room to retrieve two handguns, and told her if she was leaving she wasn’t taking “his guns” – two handguns she had bought for him.

She thought Green would take the guns with him when he left for work, but when she called 911, he left without the weapons.

The woman asked Police Chief Keith Falasco to remove the guns from the house. He took both of the weapons, which were unloaded, along with a box of ammunition.

About 9 1/2 hours later, police again were called to the couple’s home for a domestic disturbance.

The woman said she and Green again had been arguing, and this time he started to come after her.

She then said Green grabbed her by the throat and threw her onto the couch, which caused her to hit her head on the back of the couch, compounding an existing injury.

Green left the house but returned while police still were there. He told police he had just come from a court-ordered anger management class stemming from an earlier arrest.

He was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment, in addition to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana after police found he had a pipe and small amount of marijuana.

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