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A man is facing multiple criminal charges in Florida after he nakedly threatened another man with a machete in an attempt to get him to supply him with his clothing and other personal items.
Brandon Wright, 34, was allegedly picking “berries” in the woods in the town of DeLand shortly before 10 am Monday when he was involved in the shooting, Volusia County officials said.
According to the QFox13 report, Wright unsheathed a machete-type knife and demanded that a local surveyor give him his clothes, wallet and phone.
The victim began to follow the suspect’s order when the suspect suddenly threw the machete and the fruits he had collected at her. Fortunately, only the handle of the gun impacted the victim.
After the attack, Wright fled to the bocosa area before getting into a truck white Dodge Challenger.
A license plate reader alerted authorities to the vehicle; Shortly after, they received information from a naked man near a gas station.
Footage captured from a helicopter by Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputies shows Wright being arrested by deputies at the scene. Prior to the arrest, the suspect walked into traffic and began yelling at strangers. Subsequently, the man went back to the gas station and did push-ups.
wright faces charges of attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The defendant has several prior convictions for false arrest, possession of coca and assault on a police officer.