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Florida Man High On Meth Arrested After Attacking Mattress He Thought His Girlfriend’s Secret Lover Was Hiding Inside

Okaloosa Sheriff / Facebook, Arnon Arpaket / EyeEm Getty Images

Florida Man is at it again!

Police in Okaloosa County arrested a man on April 26th for a bizarre series of incidents that culminated in him attacking a mattress because he hallucinated a man hiding inside of it.

Deputies were called to a home just after 1AM by a woman who explained that she had been held against her will.

According to the woman, her boyfriend Felipe Oquendo started acting strangely earlier in the evening. As time progressed, things got worse — eventually culminating in Oquendo locking his girlfriend in the bedroom and accusing her of cheating on him.

His proof? He believed he saw a man hiding in the mattress — not on, not under, but in.

He was so enraged by this imaginary man, whom he assumed was his girlfriend’s secret lover, that he ripped off a piece of the bed frame and stabbed the mattress with it, then tore the mattress apart with his bare hands.

His girlfriend was able to slip out of the locked room and call for help while he was busy stabbing Imaginary Mattress Man. Police arrived and were able to arrest Oquendo, who admitted he had been smoking meth.

He is charged with domestic violence-related false imprisonment and possession of drug paraphernalia. Fortunately, his girlfriend was uninjured.

The Okaloosa County police department shared the story and Oquendo’s mug shot on social media as yet another warning against the use of methamphetamines. 

A Fort Walton Beach area man who admitted smoking methamphetamine earlier in the day attacked a bedroom mattress with a...

Posted by Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office on Friday, April 26, 2019


The post, of course, received quite a few comments. 

Okaloosa County / Facebook


Okaloosa County / Facebook


Okaloosa County / Facebook


Okaloosa County / Facebook


As humorous as many of the comments were, quite a few also pointed out how potentially dangerous this situation could have been for the girlfriend and everyone else involved.

We sincerely hope that both Mr. Oquendo and his girlfriend are able to escape the grips of meth and the ways it affects their lives.


Written by Erica Diaz

Erica is the consummate cool-kid. She’s so cool that she’s been talked about in magazines, on blogs and on the radio after losing her left eye because of a piece of glitter. She is still actively mourning the passing of Prince and hopes to one day do an all-iguana remake of Graffiti Bridge since iguanas are plentiful near her home in South Florida. She has yet to find one that can really nail the “ahhhyayayeaheaheah” that Tevin Campbell does in Round and Round, and everyone knows the music is the important part of any Prince film. She’s a mother, singer, writer and (if the internet is to be believed - which we all know it is) a Nigerian socialite mid-ranking member of the Illuminati. She prides herself on being the most popular one-eyed rock star under 5 ft tall in pretty much any room she walks into.