An Ocala, Florida, man is behind bars for attempting to circumcise his 20-month-old nephew. According to Ocala Star-Banner, officers with the Ocala Police Department were dispatched to the Spring Manor apartment complex in response to a possible stabbing incident. Although the situation did involve a knife, it definitely wasn’t a typical stabbing incident. The poor child had been “circumcised” by his uncle, Larry Leroy Floyd.
According to police records, the child’s father revealed he’d left him with his two brother-in-laws while he went to get groceries. In just a short period of time, things took a disturbing turn for the worse. He returned to find his son screaming and covered in blood. Surprisingly, when the father confronted Floyd, he reportedly admitted to his actions. Sgt. Michael Sommer released a brief statement in reference to the shocking incident.
“He heard the baby crying as the father arrived (back home)… He rushed out and said your son is bleeding. He heard the baby crying as the father arrived (back home)… He rushed out and said your son is bleeding.”
Floyd was reportedly arrested on one count of aggravated domestic battery. Although the incident is quite bizarre, this definitely isn’t Floyd’s first run-in with the law. Apparently, he has a lengthy history of legal problems. According to the Orlando Sentinel, has been arrested several times for a number of offenses including “armed robbery, petty theft, drug possession, trespassing, domestic violence, and stalking a child.”
To make matters worse, New York Daily News also shed light on another incident. Following an intense parking lot altercation last year, Floyd and another guy allegedly assaulted a woman, pulled a knife on her and made a chilling declaration, saying they “shoot people for a living.”
The child was reportedly treated for non-life threatening injuries at Monroe Regional Medical Center. However, no further details have been released about the child’s condition.
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