A jealous ex-boyfriend has been arrested by police after allegedly attacking his former flame’s new partner.
Police say that 28-year-old Justin Foster—who lives in Tallahassee, Florida—flew cross-country to Chicago to confront the 26-year-old man.
According to prosecutors in court, via the Chicago Tribune, Foster accosted the new boyfriend in the streets. After striking him in the head with a tire iron, Foster carved his initials into the victims leg and proceeded to cut his penis off.
Once finished, Foster tossed the 26-year-old’s penis over the fence and left him behind a car in a pool of his own blood. Foster immediately fled the scene and jumped on a plane to Atlanta.
He was arrested Aug. 27 and taken back to Chicago on Sep. 20 to face charges. Foster was charged with attempted murder. He appeared in court on Thursday where Judge Anjana Hansen set bail at $1 million.
The 26-year-old victim survived the ordeal, but has suffered permanent brain damage. He was discovered by a passerby who called emergency services. He was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital before being transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital because of his severe condition.
If Foster manages to post bail—of which Hansen says he must pay a minimum of $100,000—he must not leave Cook County or try and contact the victim.
Assistant State’s Attorney Luis Muniz described it as a “heinous crime.” Muniz tried to argue against Foster being granted bail, saying he knew where the victim lived.
Last week, a 29-year-old woman from the United Kingdom was sentenced to four months in jail after she indirectly encouraged her ex-boyfriend to kill her new partner.
Sarah Bramley, who lives in Darlington, 260 miles north of London, had goaded her ex-boyfriend with videos of herself performing oral sex on another man.
Enraged, 33-year-old David Saunders drove to the home and chased 34-year-old Michael Lawson. Saunders stabbed Lawson through the heart. He was sentenced in December to 22 and a half years in prison.
According to the BBC, Bramley told the court she thought Lawson would be assaulted, not murdered.
Judge Stephen Ashurst said Bramley had enjoyed the drama. “Although you did not contemplate that Saunders would go on to kill Michael Lawson, I take the view it is hard to conceive a more serious case of encouraging the commission of a common assault,” Ashurst said.