Miami Beach man beats girlfriend, uses pliers to rip off acrylic nails, police say

Woman says Evan Little got angry at her for leaving purse in Uber ride


MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A Miami Beach man was arrested Sunday after he held his girlfriend against her will for two weeks, beating her with a golf club and using pliers to remove her acrylic fingernails, police said.

Evan Little, 25, faces multiple charges, including false imprisonment, sexual battery against a victim who is physically helpless and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

According to a Miami Beach police report, Little was mad at his girlfriend because she left her purse, which he had gotten for her as a gift, in an Uber car in late January.

She told police that Little beat her with a suitcase and punched her several times. Little "then used pliers and pulled some of acrylic nails off her" and "beat her with a golf club on her legs," the police report said.

When the woman tried to leave his apartment, Little grabbed her by the hair and began choking her, the report said.

She said Little held her against her will in his apartment for about two weeks, at one point holding a knife to her neck and threatening to hurt her if she left. She also said Little drugged her and had sex with her, the report said.

The woman told police that she didn't report the incident earlier because she feared for her safety.

Police said the woman had bruises to her legs and scratches on her stomach.

Little, who had an outstanding warrant for a probation violation, denied the allegations. He was being held without bond Monday morning at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

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