Florida Man Accused of Using Aluminum Bat to Severely Beat Man He Caught in Bed With His Wife at Airbnb: Officials

florida man used aluminum bat to beat man in bed with his wife
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Jul. 6 2023, Published 9:35 a.m. ET

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A man in Florida has been arrested after he allegedly beat another man with an aluminum baseball bat after he found the man in bed with his wife, according to authorities.

Around 11 p.m. on June 17, deputies responded to an apartment in Palm Beach County for a call about an “armed domestic dispute,” WKMG reported.

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Once at the scene, officers discovered that the apartment was covered in blood, with “streaks leading into the bedroom,” according to court documents.

Police said they found a man bleeding heavily and he was transported to the hospital as a trauma alert, WKMG reported.

Deputies spoke with the victim, who said he and a coworker had gone out for drinks before coming to the apartment, which was rented as an Airbnb, police said.

A woman at the scene told police that she was laying in bed with the victim when her husband, later identified as 33-year-old John Dimmig, came into the apartment with an aluminum baseball bat in his hands, according to WKMG.

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Dimmig allegedly started hitting the man with the bat before screaming something to the effect of “Don’t come near my (expletive) wife again,” court records stated.

According to investigators, Dimmig left the apartment after allegedly beating the man. The victim told police that he felt as though Dimmig “was out to kill me," court records show.

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Police found Dimmig at his home in Lake Park and he reportedly told investigators that he had been home all day, and he denied ever hitting anyone with a baseball bat, police said.

Detectives reviewed surveillance footage from the apartment and found a ripped t-shirt with blood in Dimmig’s home, so deputies took him into custody, officials said.

Dimmig was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and burglary with assault or battery, police said.


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