Palm Coast, FL – A 46-year-old Palm Coast man was arrested on Friday after his son shared a Facebook video of him beating his live-in girlfriend and threatening her with a machete.
Ricardo Lazo was having issues with his girlfriend and they were arguing late Thursday night when he knocked her to the ground, started punching her, and threatened to kill her if she called the police. He then got a machete and started hitting her in the back of the head with the sheathed weapon.
His 17-year-old son was scared to call 911 himself, fearing his father would hurt him, so he shared a Facebook video with his girlfriend who called 911.
Deputies arrived on scene and arrested Lazo just after 1 AM on Friday. He was booked on a 2nd-degree felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and is being held on $100,000 bond.
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