Adam Pietrzak of Tamarac, Florida was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of physically assaulting his ex-wife, Wanda Pietrzak, with a sword, news sources report. Ms. Pietrzak, 60, sustained a laceration to her neck and ear in the altercation and required stiches. Pietrzak, 61, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. His bail bond was set at $50,000. Reports did not specify whether Pietrzak has hired a lawyer.
Records show this is not Pietrzak’s first arrest. Since 1993, county police have arrested Pietrzak three times on DUI charges, sources say. A prosecutor found Pietrzak guilty on all three of those charges. It does not appear as though Pietrzak has ever been arrested for a violent crime.
According to reports, the couple filed for divorce, but continued to live together in Pietrzak’s condo in the 8300 block of Sands Point Boulevard. Reports say the incident occurred around 1:00 Tuesday morning at Pietrzak’s condo. Pietrzak was reportedly under the influence, and he and the victim got into an argument. At some point, the argument became physical and Pietrzak attacked his ex-wife with a “samurai-type sword,” a police report says. The attack left the victim with a laceration to her neck and right ear.
Police booked Pietrzak into custody while paramedics treated the victim’s wounds. Sources say the victim required nine stiches to close up the lacerations. Reports did not say whether she was treated on the scene or at a local hospital. In a later court hearing, a county judge ordered Pietrzak to keep away from his ex-wife until the case is resolves; the judge also told Pietrzak to avoid drinking.
Pietrzak was not the only South Florida man arrested this week for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Mark Hash of Palm Beach Gardens was arrested Saturday after he allegedly pulled a gun on a man following an argument at a garage sale, reports say. Hash, 52, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and an injunction violation. His bail was set at $80,000. It is not yet known whether he has hired legal representation.
Sources say Hash has an injunction against him that prohibits him from possessing firearms; the details of that injunction are not publicly known. At around 11:00 Saturday afternoon, Hash was at a garage sale in the 12000 block of Hillman Drive attempting to buy a handgun. The garage sale’s host, however, refused to sell the gun to Hash because the two had argued in the past.
According to reports, Hash threatened to shoot the garage sale host and left the scene. He returned several minutes later with his own handgun, allegedly aimed it at the host and threatened to shoot him once more, sources indicate. Hash again left the scene and the garage sale host reported the incident to police.
Detectives went to Hash’s home afterward and discovered a .380 caliber handgun in a closet and a 22-caliber handgun under a mattress. Hash reportedly denied aiming the gun at the garage sale host. It is not clear which gun he allegedly took to the garage sale.