City of Brookfield — A 19-year-old Brookfield man faces charges of attempted sexual assault and false imprisonment after he allegedly pulled a gun and threatened a 17-year-old girl who refused to eat a grilled cheese sandwich he had made.
Justin Hastings faces up to 36 years in prison if found guilty.
According to a criminal complaint, the incident in question occurred at a residence in the 14300 block of West Lisbon Road on Jan. 9. The girl told police that she went to the house where she met with Hastings.
The girl told police that upon arriving, she found Hastings in his kitchen making a grilled cheese sandwich. After talking for a few minutes, she alleges that Hastings pulled a gun from his pocket and pressed the barrel against her forehead. She then told police that Hastings “ordered her to move into the living room where he said something along the lines of the only thing worse for a woman than getting killed is getting raped.”
At this point, the girl alleges that Hastings attempted to pull down her pants; however, he was unable due to them being too tight. Hastings then pointed the gun at her face again and the girl told him that “he was being dumb and that he wouldn’t actually shoot her.”
According to the girl, Hastings then put the gun down and said that he was joking and just trying to see how she would react. The girl then attempted to leave the residence, but Hastings blocked her from doing so.
The girl told police that she was eventually able to leave the residence at which point she left the scene and later called the police.
Police made contact with Hastings later that same day at the residence. He agreed to speak to police and told them that that day he had posted a group invitation using Snapchat asking who wanted to hang out.
According to Hastings, the girl later responded and asked him if he had any grilled cheese sandwiches. Hastings responded that he was making a grilled cheese sandwich and the girl said that she was going to come over. Upon arrival, Hastings told police that the girl refused the sandwich which “made him very angry.”
Hastings also told police that the gun in question was a pellet gun that he had previously emptied in a wooded area. He admitted that he had pointed the gun at the girl’s head and said that she had then laughed and told Hastings to pull the trigger.
According to the complaint, Hastings told police on multiple occasions how angry he was about the girl refusing the sandwich and telling him to pull the trigger.
Hastings told police that at this point he grabbed the girl and pushed her towards the stairs to leave the residence. He also said that the girl was “very pissed” and told him to “go die in a hole.”
Hastings is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in Waukesha County Circuit Court Feb. 2.