Police: Dover man took daughter, threatened girlfriend

Christopher Dornblaser
  • Police say a Dover man threatened to kill his girlfriend, and then took off with their daughter
  • Police called the man and got him back, where they discovered he smoked marijuana, documents state
  • The man is free on $25,000 bail

Police say a Dover man threatened to kill his girlfriend and then took off with their infant daughter.

Scott Pifer, 26, of the 2000 block of Park Street, is charged with terroristic threats, simple assault, harrassment, and endangering welfare of children, documents state.

On Monday, at around 11:45 a.m., Northern York County Regional Police responded to Pifer's home for a domestic dispute, documents state. Pifer's girlfriend told police she was in the process of moving out and ending her relationship with Pifer because of his drug use, police said. She told police she wanted to take their infant daughter with her, and Pifer pushed his girlfriend onto a couch in the living room. That's when, police say, Pifer pulled out a police-type "night stick," extended it fully, and told his girlfriend that he should kill her.

She told Pifer that she was calling the police, and Pifer took the daughter and left, documents state. Police say she said Pifer was potentially south headed on Interstate 83, toward Baltimore.

Police then contacted Pifer to check if his daughter was safe, and they then asked him to come to the police station, which he agreed to, documents state. Police say Pifer returned to his residence with his daughter and turned himself in to the police. There was a strong odor of marijuana on him, and he had red glassy eyes, police said. He told police he smoked marijuana while his daughter was with him, documents state.

Pifer remains free after posting $25,000 bail.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com.