LOWER MATECUMBE KEY -- A 33-year-old Islamorada man is in jail after police say he broke into the house of an ex-girlfriend and stabbed her in the chest late Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Alexander Perez-Flores, of 81979 Old Highway, turned himself in last Wednesday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. He was charged with felony aggravated battery, felony burglary as well as misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief and obstruction of justice.
According to deputies, Flores flagged down Miami-Dade County police who alerted Monroe County deputies to his location.
After reportedly waiving his Miranda Rights, Flores allegedly told authorities he was angry his ex-girlfriend, a 33-year-old Islamorada resident, was seeing another man, so he got drunk and broke into her house, according to the arrest report.
Flores told deputies he had been drinking alcohol heavily the day of the incident and grew angry around 6 p.m. when he saw his ex walking with another man, according to the report.
Later that evening, Flores reportedly told deputies he was walking toward the Shrimp Shack, where he is employed, when he saw his ex-girlfriend's house and decided he wanted to speak with her.
According to the arrest report, Flores jumped a backyard fence and broke into a rear window of the home to gain entry after his former girlfriend refused to answer knocks at the door.
When he gained entry, Flores chased his victim into her bedroom where he held a knife to her neck and asked her why she wouldn't want to be with him.
Flores told deputies he became nervous when he saw the blood and fled the home to wave down a cab and go to Miami-Dade County. Flores said he told a friend to call the paramedics, according to the report.
The victim was taken to Mariners Hospital and airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, where she was listed in stable condition.
Flores is being held at the Stock Island Detention Facility without bail.