A down-and-out male prostitute from the Bronx stands accused of viciously stabbing and detaching the penis off of an elderly man.
Police apprehended Jerry Pagan, 32, on Sunday after a 68-year-old Claremont resident died from injuries allegedly incurred Saturday evening, reports the New York Daily News. The victim, whose name is being withheld until his family is notified, was discovered by a neighbor inside of his Sheridan Ave. apartment bleeding inside of his bathtub, with his own severed genitals lying close by in a sink. Medical officials arrived shortly after the 8:30 p.m. finding, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.Pagan was said to have been picked up not too far from the man's home following the stabbing, and was arrested mostly without incident. Although initially reported to have been related to payment for his services, the accused ultimately revealed to law enforcement that he killed the older man due to something that occurred during a previous sexual encounter. Additionally, Pagan remarked that he planned to eat his lover's penis before the grisly discovery was made.
The supposed suspect said that following a verbal altercation between he and the victim, he attacked the 68-year-old with a hammer, before stabbing him several times with a pair of household scissors. Pagan then obtained a single-edge razor and began slicing into the man's genital area until it became separated for his body. Police confirmed that when they arrived on the scene, they found the elder man's penis inside of a plastic glove in the bathroom sink.
At last check, Pagan was being held at the 44th Precinct in the Bronx. Charges are said to be currently pending.
Incidentally, another man who became extremely notable after having his genitalia cut off by his long-suffering wife recently reemerged in the public eye.Sitting down with TV network Reelz for a recent episode Scandal Made Me Famous, Buffalo native John Wayne Bobbitt recalled the evening in June, 1993, when his former wife, Lorena Bobbitt (now Gallo), cut off his penis and tossed it into a field as she made her getaway from their shared home.
"I didn't know [that] she cut it off," he relayed, as noted by Us Weekly. "She did it so fast and ran so fast -- I [just] thought maybe I saw a little bit of her in my peripheral running out the bedroom door. But I looked down and there was blood everywhere. I applied pressure, I get up and try to put my pants on, and tried to get to the hospital as fast as I could."
After police found the appendage, Bobbitt was able to have it surgically reattached and suffered no long-term damage. Following the trial regarding Lorena's actions (where she was found not guilty by reason of mental insanity) and their divorce in 1995, Bobbitt went on to become a short-lived adult film actor, appearing in XXX classics such as John Wayne Bobbitt: Uncut and Franken-penis.Despite the fun times he was able to have in the aftermath, however, the now 49-year-old admits that while on the operating table, doctors told him that there might not be much that could be done with his severed member.
"I just didn't want to live at that point," he expressed. "[I was thinking], where's the gun? I was looking at it like, how do I self-terminate right now?"
Surprisingly, Bobbitt holds no hard feelings toward Lorena. During a dual sit-down on entertainment news program The Insider in 2009, John not only apologized for his role in the matter, but admitted that he still sent his ex-wife cards and flowers every Valentine's Day.
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