MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — A carpenter working for the City of Miami Beach is behind bars after going on a slicing spree with his machete, nearly severing his co-worker’s arm.
The incident happened on Tuesday when Baez Del Castillo, 63, got into an argument and then attacked Marcos Fojon, 59.
Both Baez Del Castillo and Fojon work for the City of Miami Beach’s Property Management Division, and we were working yesterday on the 1200 block of Michigan Avenue. During the worker’s lunch break the two got into a verbal tiff about break times.
Baez Del Castillo at first tried to hit Fojon with a two-by-four, but a witness stopped him. Baez Del Castillo then went back to his work van and grabbed a machete.
He returned and swung the weapon at Fojon, but Fojon was able to block it. Baez Del Castillo then continued to hack away and nearly severed Fojon’s arm and left several wounds to his leg.
Baez Del Castillo was eventually tackled to the ground by a witness. The witness restrained him until police arrived, and the suspect was left with a bleeding head after being tackled.
Fojon is currently at Ryder Trauma Center.
Baez Del Castillo appeared in court Wednesday morning on charges of attempted first-degree murder. He was denied bond.