No charges will be filed against Menlo Park developer David Bohannon in connection with an Oct. 12 domestic dispute, according to Karen Guidotti, chief deputy of the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Mr. Bohannon called the police that night and was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault, Menlo Park police reported.
He found the vase to be missing and attempted to take a painting from the house, Ms. Guidotti said. His wife tried to physically stop him from leaving the house, and Mr. Bohannon pushed her away, which resulted in "superficial scratches," the prosecutor said.
"We chose not to press charges because it wasn't a matter of him intentionally striking a blow at her," she said.
The painting was damaged in the fight, she said.
Mr. Bohannon is president and CEO of the development company David D. Bohannon Organization. The company is currently overseeing the construction of a complex in eastern Menlo Park that comprises a 250-room, 11-story hotel, an eight-story office building, a parking structure and a fitness facility.