PORT ST. LUCIE -- A man who claimed to be the Devil and threatened to kill another man before jamming his thumbs in the man’s eyes faces an aggravated battery charge, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday.
The victim told investigators he was leaving a Cumberland Farms store on Floresta Drive about 12 a.m. Monday when John Eugene Yale Jr., 43, approached him.
They started talking and after a few minutes, Yale said, “I am the Devil and I am going to kill you!” according to the affidavit said.
Police gave this account: Yale then jumped on the victim and hit him in the head. He jammed his thumbs in the victim’s eyes, which were bleeding.
The victim hit Yale and fled to his home. Police found Yale at Southeast Evergreen Terrace and Southeast Floresta Drive. The victim identified Yale as his attacker.
Yale, listed as unemployed, was arrested on a felony aggravated battery charge.
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