(THE SUN – UK) – A woman has been arrested for drugging her ex-boyfriend and slicing off his penis because he allegedly abused and threatened to kill her.
The couple were staying in a cabin in the city of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic when she struck.
After the attack, Diaz fled the scene but was caught by police officers.
It is unknown who alerted the authorities to the crime.
Police say 44-year-old Samuel Ventura Garcia and his 28-year-old girlfriend Johanny Diaz had a fierce argument, possibly about ending the relationship.
Diaz then drugged Garcia with an unspecified substance and she decided to cut off his member while he was unconscious.
“I do not regret it because he threatened many times to kill me,” Diaz told reporters.
She claims she was the victim of mistreatment by Garcia who was forcing her to be with him.
She also said that she had a two-year relationship with Garcia, and that they had separated after she decided to leave him because of his behaviour and threats.
Garcia was taken to the nearby Hospital Dr. Ricardo Limardo where he underwent initial treatment.
He was later transferred to a private health centre in Puerto Plata.
Doctors responsible for the microneurovascular reimplantation of the organ said that if unsuccessful the patient would need to be transferred to Santiago, in the north of the country, for more advanced treatment.
The story echoes that of John and Lorena Bobbitt in 1993.
Mrs Bobbitt lopped off her husband’s penis while he was asleep before throwing it into a field, and then called the police.