Naked man hurled machete at surveyor in DeLand, police say

Naked man hurled machete at surveyor in DeLand, police say

ABOVE: Video of the man’s arrestA man has been arrested after deputies in Volusia County say he attacked someone at a gas station. According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to an area near the Volusia County Fairgrounds shortly before 10 am Monday. A surveyor reported a naked man approached him while carrying a machete.”The victim said the suspect was picking palmetto berries in the woods, but eventually came running out of the brush brandishing the machete and demanding his clothes, wallet and phone,” a release states. The surveyor said the suspect hurled the machete and palmetto berries at him. Luckily, he was hit by the handle of the machete and wasn’t badly injured. A responding deputy said the circumstances reminded him of a similar incident involving Brandon Wright in 2021. Wright’s vehicle passed a license plate reader in the DeLand area, and soon after that it was reported that a naked man was outside a gas station in DeLand. Wright surrendered without incident. He is charged with attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken to the Volusia County Jail.

ABOVE: Video of the man’s arrest

A man has been arrested after deputies in Volusia County say he attacked someone at a gas station.

According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to an area near the Volusia County Fairgrounds shortly before 10 am Monday.

A surveyor reported a naked man approached him while carrying a machete.

“The victim said the suspect was picking palmetto berries in the woods, but eventually came running out of the brush brandishing the machete and demanding his clothes, wallet and phone,” a release states.

The surveyor said the suspect hurled the machete and palmetto berries at him. Luckily, he was hit by the handle of the machete and wasn’t badly injured.

A responding deputy said the circumstances reminded him of a similar incident involving Brandon Wright in 2021. Wright’s vehicle passed a license plate reader in the DeLand area, and soon after that it was reported that a naked man was outside a gas station in DeLand.

Wright surrendered without incident.

He is charged with attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He was taken to the Volusia County Jail.

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