LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- A Lake Worth man was in jail Thursday, a day after allegedly stabbing another man and his dog.
Glenn Scott Baker, 60, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $53,000 bail. He is facing charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and animal cruelty.
Baker was arrested Tuesday after Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of K Street at 5:45 p.m. to reports of a stabbing. Arriving deputies found a man bleeding “heavily” from two chest wounds. The man was flown to Delray Medical Center. His name and condition are unknown.
A woman at the residence, identified in the arrest report as the injured man’s girlfriend and Baker’s ex-girlfriend, told deputies that Baker had antagonized her boyfriend. The commotion “excited” the dog, which prompted Baker to say that he was going to “kill this dog,”the report said.
When the boyfriend heard his dog, Rusty, being stabbed in the living room, he grabbed a tire iron to defend himself, the report states. But he was stabbed by Baker instead.
Rusty was checked out by a Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control worker, who determined it had suffered “minor cuts” to its head, shoulder and right paw.
Meanwhile, Baker, who also was flown to Delray Medical, told deputies that he had drank about seven beers before he came home. Baker added that though he and the woman were no longer dating, he still loved her, the report said.
Baker said the reason he stabbed Rusty was because it came at him, according to the report.
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