Pascual Pedro Pascual of Davie, Florida was arrested Sunday after he was accused of drunkenly assaulting his roommate, news sources report. The 17-year-old roommate sustained a broken nose and several cuts and in the scuffle; Pascual sustained a bloody nose and a swollen eye. Pascual, 26, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. His bail bond was set at $12,000. It is not yet known whether he has hired a defense lawyer.
According reports, Pascual shares a room with the victim at a home in the 13500 block of Southwest Seventh Place. It is not clear how the roommates met, nor is it known how long they have shared a roof. Pascual arrived at the home intoxicated at around 5:30 Sunday morning and went “through the wrong door, carrying two beer bottles and was very drunk,” a police report says. Pascual entered the victim’s room by mistake and awoke the victim, who was sleeping on a couch at the time, sources say.
The victim told Pascual to “get out” of his room, and Pascual allegedly got mad and pulled the victim off the couch. Reports say Pascual struck the boy numerous times and shoved him outside. Once outside the home, Pascual allegedly smashed a beer bottle on the home’s steps and lashed out at the boy with the shards of glass. The victim fought back, striking Pascual with his fists several times, but Pascual allegedly cut the victim on the back and forehead. The victim says Pascual even climbed on top of him and put the glass to his throat, but he was able to push Pascual away.
According to a police report, after the confrontation with the glass, Pascual disappeared inside the home and came out moments later “brandishing a machete.” At that point, the victim fled the scene, returning later with police officers. One officer noted that Pascual looked as if he was very drunk and was slurring incoherently during his arrest. In a court appearance later on, a Broward County Judge ordered that Pascual have no contact with the teen if he is able to bond out of jail.
In other violent news, Stephanie Wilkerson, a Hillsborough County school bus driver, was arrested recently after she literally kicked an 8-year-old girl off her bus, reports say. Wilkerson, 41, was booked into police custody on charges of aggravated child abuse. It is unclear whether she qualified for bail or hired legal representation.
According to reports, the incident occurred on September 28 while Wilkerson was driving kids home from school. The victim reportedly wanted to get off the bus and slapped Wilkerson. Wilkerson later followed the girl as she climbed down the bus stairs at the bus stop; as the girl approached the exit, Wilkerson reportedly extended her foot and kicked the girl out of the bus. The girl landed on the ground and fractured her ankle, reports say. The bus’s surveillance camera apparently captured the alleged assault. The school district fired Wilkerson in January because of the incident.