A Florida man used scissors to cut off the penis of a man he suspected of sleeping with his wife, according to law enforcement officials.
The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alex Bonilla, 49, on Sunday. He is accused of breaking into the victim’s house, holding him at gunpoint and tying him up before mutilating him.
The unnamed victim was transported to a hospital Sunday and is in stable condition, the Sheriff’s Office said. He told deputies that Bonilla fled the scene with his severed penis, according to the report.
Bonilla was arrested a couple of hours later. No additional evidence was found in a countywide search, the Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities did not specify whether the victim’s penis was recovered.
Authorities are still working to determine a motive, according to a press release Tuesday. However, Bonilla told deputies he caught the victim sleeping with his wife in May, according to the police report obtained by local media outlets.
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Two children were inside the home during the alleged attack, according to the report. Charges against Bonilla include aggravated assault, armed battery and burglary.
A judge set Bonilla’s bond at $1.25 million.