08/13/2014 02:46 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Florida Man Allegedly Assaults Girlfriend And Dog Because He Dreamed She Cheated

Monroe County Sheriff

A man vacationing in Summerland Key, Florida, with his girlfriend is accused of viciously beating her and a dog because he had a dream in which she cheated on him.

Carlos Gascon, 27, was arrested Friday after the woman called for help at about 6:45 p.m., the Miami Herald reports.

She told officials that he became angrier at her earlier in the day because of his dream, and that he cut her leg with a knife, poured hot coffee on her, threatened to kill her at knife point and slammed her down on a glass table so hard that it broke, according to a news release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. He also allegedly slammed his dog against the ground and stepped on the animal’s neck.

The woman also said she was unable to find her phone or car keys and she thought Gascon had thrown them in a canal behind the house. She told police she was only able to call for help when she did because Gascon passed out, according to ABC 7.

Gascon is charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, domestic battery by strangulation, battery, false imprisonment, and animal cruelty.

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