A Florida man was taken into custody on Sunday after he allegedly used a pair of scissors to cut off the penis of a man he believed was sleeping with his wife, police said.
According to the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office, Alex Bonilla, 49, was arrested after one of his neighbors informed deputies that Bonilla had tied him up at gunpoint and used a pair of scissors to remove his penis. Bonilla then allegedly fled the victim's home still holding the severed organ, the neighbor said.
The victim, who was not identified by police, told authorities that Bonilla had come over to his house, threatening to kill him using a handgun if he resisted. Bonilla then forced the victim upstairs to his bedroom and tied down by Bonilla before having his penis severed with a pair of scissors. According to the police report, Bonilla had caught the neighbor and his wife having sex in Bonilla's home last May.
Two of the victim's children were present at the home at the time of the alleged attack, the report added.
Bonilla was charged with two counts of cruelty toward a child, plus one count each of burglary, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, false imprisonment, and the use of a firearm, inmate records from the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office showed. His bond has been set at $1.25 million.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office stressed that the alleged attack had been an isolated incident and there was no danger present to any citizens. The statement added that the victim's family was asking for privacy, as he recovers at a local hospital.
Photo: Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office