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Man Attacked Ex-Girlfriend's New Boyfriend With Chainsaw, Police Say

The man's ex-girlfriend was also in the vehicle, police said

A man attacked his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend with a chainsaw Monday afternoon in northwest suburban Arlington Heights, according to police. 

Jose A. Jaimes-Jiminez, 27, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and aggravated battery, according to Arlington Heights police.

About 1 p.m. Monday, Jaimes-Jiminez intentionally crashed his vehicle into a vehicle driven by a 39-year-old man in the 500 block of West Golf Road, police said. Jaimes-Jiminez’s ex-girlfriend was also in the vehicle. 

When the 39-year-old man ran from his vehicle after the crash, Jaimes-Jiminez chased him before attacking him with the chainsaw, police said. 

The victim escaped into a business, where employees locked the door and called 911. 

He was cut in the abdomen, right hand, right elbow and left forearm; and was taken to Northwest Community Hospital, where he underwent surgery, police said. 

Officers found Jaimes-Jiminez on the ground at the scene, lying next to the chainsaw and wearing only his boxer shorts, police said. He gave a full confession and said the incident centered around his ex-girlfriend, who was currently dating the victim. 

The Arlington Heights resident was scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday afternoon.

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