Man Beats Girlfriend Who 'Cheated' in His Dreams

Carlos Gascon allegedly beat her all day Friday
By Shelley Hazen,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2014 3:30 PM CDT
Man Beats Girlfriend Who 'Cheated' in His Dreams
Carlos Gascon.   (Monroe County Sheriff’s Department)

A Florida man allegedly imprisoned his girlfriend in his house all day Friday and beat her savagely—because he dreamed she had cheated on him, CBS Local reports. She finally called for help when her boyfriend, Carlos Gascon, 27, passed out around 7pm at her Summerland Key home. The sheriff's department says that Gascon threatened her, sliced her leg, put a knife to her throat, splashed hot coffee on her, and threw her down on a glass table so hard that it broke, the Miami Herald reports. Oddly, Gascon is also said to have thrown his own dog on the ground and held its neck down with his foot.

Throughout the ordeal, authorities say the woman couldn’t call police or get help because Gascon had thrown her car keys and cell phone in a canal behind her house. Now in jail on $265,000 bond, Gascon is facing a host of charges including aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and animal cruelty. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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