Abbas Hayder Al-Khafaj: Jealous Boyfriend Continues To Taunt His Ex With Jail Letters After He Chased Her Inside McDonald’s With A Knife
A man who tried to mow down his partner while driving his car into a McDonald’s sent her chilling letters from inside prison – despite being banned from making contact.
Abbas Hayder Al-Khafaj, 28, rammed his Mercedes into a Narellan McDonald’s restaurant in Sydney’s south-west in February last year as his partner, who cannot be named for legal reasons, crashed sheltered.
Footage of the terrifying incident shows the SUV rushing towards the McDonald’s entrance where it flattened two bollards, shattered glass and blew up tables.
Al-Khafaj grabs a knife from his car before jumping out and chasing his partner into the restaurant kitchen where she defends herself with a broom in a tense standoff.
“Fuck you…I’m going to kill you,” he allegedly told the victim.
He repeatedly confronts her, waves his arms at her, and threatens an employee as he angrily paces the store before fleeing the scene.
Al-Khafaj pleaded guilty to using an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence, destroying or damaging property worth between $5,000 and $15,000, and violating the conditions of an AVO.
He is currently awaiting his sentence and faces up to 12 years in prison.
It has now emerged that he wrote to his partner at Junee Correctional Center despite an AVO preventing him from contacting her.
He sent her nine rambling, handwritten pages through a younger member of his family, reported 9News.
“What happened the last time I saw you was my chip got hacked or I was tested to see if I would resort to violence…” he wrote .
“I’m asking you to go to the Narellan police station. Ask the agent for a variant of AVO… Arrange for relationship advice. If you don’t, I could end up spending 25 years in this hellhole.
The woman told Campbelltown District Court that the repeated contact made her fear her former partner would be looking for her when he was released.
Abbas Hayder Al-Khafaj, 28, who tried to mow down his partner while driving his car into a McDonald’s sent him chilling letters from inside prison – despite being banned from making contact
A judge has released disturbing footage of Abbas Hayder Al-Khafaji trying to mow down his partner outside a Narellan McDonalds before threatening her and a member of staff with a knife.
Footage shows Al-Khafaji’s car crashing through the McDonald’s storefront smashing glass and sending tables flying. As the victim runs towards the kitchen, Al-Khafaji is seen taking a knife from his car and threatening her and a McDonald’s employee
This isn’t the first time he’s breached an AVO to contact his ex-partner after previously calling her in jail.
Phone records reveal she told him “you shouldn’t talk to me, you tried to kill me” to which he replied “weren’t you glad I did that because it show that I’m serious with you?”.
The woman had previously said she remained loyal to Al-Khafaji despite his recreational cannabis use in hopes they could turn their seven-year relationship around.
She said that in the end he became possessive, paranoid and aggressive towards her and told the court that she knew, “leaving this relationship was not going to be without explosive repercussions”.
“Time and longevity in this relationship have proven to me that Abbas is relentless in pursuing what he wants and who he wants,” the woman told the court in February.
“Leaving this relationship was not going to come without explosive repercussions,” she added.
Court documents reveal that the victim had agreed that he was going to stab her during the terrifying rampage.
She told the 23-year-old McDonald’s manager to “close the doors, he’s going to kill me”. Call the police.
The case returns to court on August 24.
If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.