A Florida man allegedly beat a victim so severely with a Dirt Devil vacuum that he left the man decapitated and unrecognizable, police said.
Angel Luis Olmeda Rivera, 44, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Monday, and he is being held without bail.
An arrest affidavit obtained by Oxygen reveals the gory details of the vicious vacuum attack.
On March 14, police were called to Cheo Auto Repair in Kissimmee, where a man was found dead behind the store’s dumpster.
“The guy across the street, he ran over here and he said there’s a body there with no head,” Robert Figueroa, an employee at the auto repair shop told WFTV in Orlando. “I thought he was playing around.”
The victim's head was severed and his bone fragments and brain matter were scattered across the area and on nearby cars.
"As soon as I saw the (victim) I was immediately taken aback by the amount of violence that had gone into (the) murder," a detective wrote in the affidavit.
“It was immediately noticeable the victim's head appeared to be totally missing and the only thing left in its place was a puddle of what appeared to be blood, brain matter and broken pieces of skull.”
Nearby, the detective also spotted the victim’s teeth and a detached eyeball. A shattered Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner and a wooden plank were on the ground.
"The vacuum apparently was beaten so hard into (the victim) the vacuum broke into numerous pieces and was spread across the area," the detective wrote.
Surveillance video from a nearby business showed Rivera allegedly attacking the man with his fists, feet, the wooden plank and the vacuum. That footage helped police make an arrest. The video footage also showed Rivera breaking into cars and he was charged with burglary on March 15.
Because of how badly the victim was brutalized, police had to use fingerprints to identify him. His identity has not been revealed. Public Information Officer Stace Miller of the Kissimmee Police Department told Oxygen police are waiting until they can notify the victim’s next of kin.
When police interviewed Rivera on Saint Patrick’s Day, he allegedly told them he had mental health issues and that he couldn’t recollect what he did over the last few days. Police noted in their report how he reacted when they told him he may have killed someone: "Angel looked at me, smiled and laughed at this. He did not appear shocked, remorseful or concerned with any of this information; instead, he seemed amused by it.”
[Photo: Osceola County Jail]
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