A man in Illinois has been charged with attacking the lover of his estranged wife, who was having an affair, law enforcement says.
Prosecutors stated during a court arraignment that Jose A. Jaimes-Jimenez, 27, waited outside of his wife’s employer in Arlington Heights, Illinois, stalking her. He then became infuriated after seeing her leave with another man.
Jaimes-Jimenez then waited until his wife and her lover were inside their vehicle and hit the gas flooring his own car into the victim's vehicle.
He then jumped out and fired up a Chainsaw and began chasing the man, prosecutors said Wednesday at a court hearing.
Jaimes-Jimenez verbally assaulted the wife's new boyfriend three days before the chainsaw attack when he first saw his estranged wife shopping with her new lover, Assistant State's Attorney Maria McCarthy said. Jaimes-Jimenez shoved the new boyfriend and told him “they would see each other another time”, McCarthy added.
After the crash incident prosecutors say Jaimes-Jimenez attacked the victim with a chainsaw and was able to nearly cut his arm off, after the boyfriend stumbled and fell, McCarthy said. The boyfriend's arm was dangling by its skin and a tendon.
The victim underwent immediate surgery and is likely to survive, officials said.
McCarthy went in to say Jaimes-Jimenez would have killed the boyfriend if he did not kick the suspect in his crotch while he was being attacked. The estranged wife was not injured in the rampage however.
After officers arrived to the scene the hell bent Jaimes-Jimenez stripped all of his clothes down to his underwear. He reportedly wanted to clarify to authorities that he did not have a weapon on him.
In court, Jaimes-Jimenez said he has no previous criminal offenses on his record, officials said.