A jealous husband has been arrested after he used a pair of scissors to cut off another man’s penis after catching him in bed with his wife, police say.
Alex Bonilla, 49, is accused of mutilating the unnamed victim at gunpoint after bursting into his home in Bell, Florida, on the morning of July 14, Metro UK reports.
The victim told Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office that Bonila tied him up, before hacking off his manhood with the cutting tool. Bonilla is then said to have fled across the street to his own home, still brandishing the severed penis.
He is said to have assaulted the man two months after he caught him having sex with his wife. The horrific attack reportedly took place in front of the victim’s children, NBC News reported.
Bonilla was arrested later that afternoon, and was taken to Gilchrist County Jail. He has been charged with two counts of cruelty toward a child, and a count each of burglary, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, false imprisonment, and use of a firearm.
The alleged cutter is being held in lieu of $1.25million bond. Bonilla’s victim was rushed to hospital and is reported to be in a stable condition.
It is unclear whether surgeons have been able to successfully reattach his penis.