NEW YORK (AP) -- The contestant thrown off CBS' ''Big Brother'' last week for holding a knife to a woman's throat had a record of three assault charges in his hometown.

Sebik's past includes an arrest for assault June 19, 1996, said Jenny Mishane, Bayonne Municipal Court administrator. He also was charged with two counts of assault and two counts of theft on April 2, 1997. She had no details on the cases. All were dismissed on Dec. 16, 1997.

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