Love can be a beautiful thing, but when folks get hurt, it can definitely get ugly–and fast.
Just ask former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw, who went postal on the vehicle of her 29-year-old ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lacy, who plays in the WNBA, currently for the Tulsa Shock. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Holdsclaw, 35, turned herself in to police at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on Thursday and was charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and reckless conduct. Her bond is $10,000.
According to reports, while Lacy was working out at a church on Tuesday, Holdsclaw approached the young woman and said she needed to put some things in Lacy’s vehicle. Well, Lacy let her do so, and when the young woman was getting ready to leave the church after the fact, she smelled gasoline in her car and noticed that Holdsclaw was following her in her own car. According to the AJC, when Lacy tried to lose her by stopping at a friend’s house, Holdsclaw still followed her, jumped out of her car and proceeded to bust the rear, passenger and driver side windows out of her car with a bat. Holdsclaw then pulled a gun out and fired into the car. Lacy must not have been in the vehicle at this point because windows being broken and shots being fired usually would land somebody in the hospital. Holdsclaw then fled the scene and left the gun at the scene of the crime, where the police found it. Lacy was not hurt in the chaotic mess.
Holdsclaw was at one time in her career the number one draft pick in the WNBA, and was one of the standout players in the league year after year for a career that found her playing for about 12 seasons. But her shocking behavior might be the result of a battle with depression, as the former WNBA star once revealed that early in her career, through the book, Breaking Through: Beating The Odds Shot After, that she had a bout of depression she couldn’t seem to shake. According to the AJC, she is even the spokeswoman for an organization called Active Minds that seeks to educate people about how to get better when they’re struggling with mental health issues. It’s just a shame she let her rage get the best of her that she had to take it THIS far.