Cops: Man spent day terrorizing woman

A North Miami man was jailed on a laundry list of charges Friday after reportedly terrorizing a woman all day on Summerland Key, including beating her, slashing her and assaulting a dog.


The woman, his girlfriend, was able to call for help at 6:45 p.m. after Carlos Gascon, 27, passed out at her Ocean Drive home, says the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Agency spokeswoman Becky Herrin says the woman reported that Gascon "was angry at her because he had a dream she was cheating on him."


Herrin says throughout Friday, Gascon "cut the back of her leg with a knife, poured hot coffee on her, choked her, held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her. He also reportedly picked her up and slammed her down on a glass table, breaking it. She said he also picked up his dog, slammed it on the ground and then put his foot on the dog's neck. She said she couldn’t find her cell phone or her car keys and she believes he threw them in the canal behind their house."


Gascon was was charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, domestic battery by strangulation, battery, false imprisonment and animal cruelty. He is in the Keys jail under a $265,000 bond.