only on 6

Man Accused of Stabbing Dania Beach Neighbor Over Loud Muffler

NBC Universal, Inc.

A Dania Beach man is facing an attempted murder charge after police said he stabbed his neighbor over a noise complaint.

Alex Jean Mistivar, 43, was arrested Sunday after he allegedly left his neighbor fighting for his life.

Broward Sheriff's Office
Alex Jean Mistivar

Prosecutors said Mistivar allegedly stabbed his neighbor at a multi-family home on Southwest 14th Street, where they both live in separate apartments, because of a loud muffler.

Witness Ruth Plancher said she saw the large police response after the alleged attack.

"Heard something about a stabbing, there was like a lot of blood," Plancher said. "Basically I came home, my mom said 'somebody got stabbed,' there were helicopters involved."

The victim remains in a local hospital's intensive care unit in critical condition, prosecutors said.

At his first court appearance, an attorney for Mistivar claimed self-defense. When Mistivar tried to speak, he was advised by the attorney to remain silent.

Mistivar was ordered held without bond.

Contact Us