One Florida man took vengeance on his ex-girlfriend by committing this awful crime on her pet fish

May 16, 2024

Both men and women can be heartbroken by a breakup in a relationship.

But studies show that men are more likely to hold onto anger and resentment than women.

And one Florida man took vengeance on his ex-girlfriend by committing this awful crime on her pet fish.

Relationships are hard.

It takes a lot of effort and sacrifice from both partners to have a successful long-term relationship.

This explains why studies show that 70% of couples breakup within the very first year of dating.

A breakup can be caused by a number of factors, including personalities, infidelity, lack of communication, trust, affection, and toxicity to name a few.

But as hard as maintaining a relationship can be, a breakup is usually harder at least for one of the two involved.

On average, it takes longer for women to get over a breakup than men.

But men are more likely to experience anger and resentment after a breakup.

Unfortunately, sometimes this anger and resentment makes men react with violence and outrage toward their ex-girlfriend.

And that is exactly what happened recently in Cape Coral, Florida, where 29-year-old Bret Austin Dahl broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment to exact vengeance on her.

Around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dahl broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home through her back bedroom window while she was asleep.

When she woke up and approached him to see what was going on, Dahl reacted with anger and shoved her to the ground.

He then stole her cellphone and did one awful thing to her fish before he left her house.

According to investigators, Dahl shattered the victim’s fish tank and flushed her betta fish named Bean down the toilet.

He then damaged a thermostat, a TV, two ceiling fans, dishware, and other items in the home.

Dahl also threw a picture frame at the woman and demanded to know where his firearm was located.

Overall, he caused more than $3,370 in damage to the victim’s property.

Fortunately, Dahl was arrested and charged with grand theft, criminal mischief, obstruction of justice, animal cruelty, and burglary.

But police also discovered Dahl was the suspect they had been looking for from another crime that took place in February.

As the Fort Myers newspaper News-Press reported, in February “Cape Coral police officers responded to a disturbance in the 1500 block of Del Prado Boulevard South, where the victim said she was in a verbal argument with Dahl.”

“The woman told officers Dahl exited his vehicle and aggressively approached hers,” News-Press wrote. “As the woman tried to call police, authorities said, Dahl put his arm inside her driver-side window and smacked the phone out of her hand, hit her in her left arm and spat on the back driver-side window,” News-Press continued. “The victim took pictures of the vehicle and license plate, and said she didn’t know the suspect.”

Police identified Dahl as the suspect they were looking for and he remains in jail until his arraignment on June 3.

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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