A Florida woman, Sandra Jimenez, was arrested on Saturday after allegedly stabbing her long-term boyfriend in the eye with a “rabies needle” intended for their dogs, according to Miami-Dade County police. The incident occurred during an ongoing argument over the boyfriend looking at other women, as stated in the arrest affidavit. The boyfriend reported that Jimenez jumped on top of him while he was lying on a couch and stabbed him with two needles, with one piercing his right eyelid. The reason for having the needles at home remains unclear.
Under Florida state law, dogs, cats, and ferrets must be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian. After the incident, Jimenez fled the scene, and the boyfriend called 911. He provided a description of Jimenez and her vehicle to the police at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was receiving treatment. The police located Jimenez sleeping in her car and took her into custody.
Jimenez allegedly claimed that her boyfriend’s injuries were self-inflicted, but she has pleaded not guilty to the charge of aggravated battery. The case is ongoing, according to court records.