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Holiday man stabbed, terrorized wife, Pasco deputies say

HOLIDAY – Deputies say Harry Perez showed up at his wife's house on Baroque Drive around 2 a.m. Thursday. He said he wanted to talk with her about their failing marriage, a report states. Then he barged into the home. The talking became yelling, then turned bloody.

Harry Perez, 39, followed his wife, Jennifer, into a bedroom, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report states. Then, she thought, he punched on her left shoulder, just below her neck line. "She became light headed and felt dizzy," the report states. She reached up and touched the spot where she'd been hit. Her shirt was wet there. The report says she looked at her hand, covered in blood.

Harry Perez stood there, the report states, clutching a black, serrated pocket knife.

He swung it at her again, the report states, but she dodged. She grabbed her cell phone and was going to give it to her 16-year-old son to call 911, the report states, but Perez snatched it from her.

Jennifer Perez ran outside, but Harry Perez blocked her access to her car, the report said. She ran to a neighbor's house nearby and locked the doors.

"I have nothing left to live for," the report says he yelled through the door. At some point in the fight, the report says, he told his wife, "I will not be going out of this world alone tonight."

Then he took off.

Jennifer Perez, 33, was taken to an undisclosed hospital, where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A few hours later, deputies caught up with Harry Perez on Cora Drive. He was on a bicycle and swerved into the path of a patrol car, slamming into the front bumper, reports said. After being cleared at a hospital, he was taken to jail.

Perez was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest without violence, criminal mischief and tampering with a witness. He remained Thursday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $5,150 bail.

Alex Orlando can be reached at aorlando@tampabay.com or (727) 869-6247.

Holiday man stabbed, terrorized wife, Pasco deputies say 12/06/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 6, 2012 7:27pm]
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