LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A New Mexico man is facing charges after police said he barged in on his neighbor in an angry tirade and was dispelled only after the neighbor doused him with boiling water.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Joseph “JoJo” Garcia was arrested Sunday in Las Cruces after an argument over a bathroom break.
According to police, a man was approached by a woman he knew from his neighborhood who asked him if she could use his bathroom. Shortly after, Garcia ran into the house armed with a knife and demanded to talk to his girlfriend.
The neighbor grabbed the boiling water as Garcia fled but was eventually doused with the water outside. Police said Garcia threw three cinder blocks through different windows to the apartment.
Garcia was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, criminal damage to property over $1,000, and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.
It was not known if he had an attorney.