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.
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.