A muffin was involved.
A jury found David Michael Burge, 30, a resident of Pacific Grove, guilty of four felony charges, including inflicting corporal injury on a person with whom he had a dating relationship, two counts of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, and communicating a criminal threat.
On Oct. 5, 2020, Jane Doe and Burge, her ex-boyfriend, were staying at a local inn when he became angry because she refused to warm up a frozen blueberry muffin for him. In response, he smashed the muffin into her face and punched her in the face with a closed fist. When she called her mother after the incident, Burge told her that if she called the police, he would kill her. Her mother overheard this threat. Burge made a second threat that he would get out of jail, come back, and kill her.