Florida Man Stabs Friend Over $5 Bet: Officials

Anthony Mells Broward Sheriff's Office

A Broward man was arrested after authorities say he repeatedly stabbed his friend over a $5 wager.

Anthony Lemar Mells, 51, was arrested on a premeditated attempted murder charge Sunday.

He was ordered held without bond Monday during a court appearance before Broward Judge John Hurley.

According to the arrest report read by Hurley, Mells and the victim, who have known each other for several years, got into an argument over a $5 wager. Mells stabbed the victim several times, Hurley said.

Mells' attorney said he used the knife in self defense. The victim's identity and condition were unknown.