Florida Man Attacks Girlfriend's Ex-Husband With Grim Reaper Blade
A West Palm Beach man allegedly attacked another man with a scythe, which is pretty much the same kind of curved blade the Grim Reaper carries around to take you to the other side.
Carlos Vasquez, 24, is now facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he came at the alleged victim, Kevin Coleman, when Coleman came to pick up his daughter at his ex-wife's home, according to a police report.
Coleman, 44, claims that he stopped by his ex-wife's home in the 5800 block of Pinewood Avenue on Monday evening. The report says Coleman's visit wasn't unannounced. He and his ex had arranged for him to stop by to visit their 4-year-old daughter.
When he got to the home, he honked his horn to announce his arrival, as he normally does.
That's when he saw Vasquez, who is his ex-wife's current boyfriend, charging at him yelling, "Get the hell away from here," according to the arrest report.
Coleman apparently tried to explain why he was there, but Vasquez was having none of it. He grabbed a scythe with a 12-inch long blade and allegedly began to threaten to kill Coleman.
Coleman jumped back into his car and took off. He then called the cops. The report says Coleman did not suffer any injuries.
Vasquez was booked at Palm Beach County Jail on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges.
According to a report by wpbf.com, the alleged attack was the talk of the neighborhood.
"I heard it was a grim reaper, a pitchfork, or something," one neighbor told the news station. "That's just nuts."
The report also says that while officers were interviewing Coleman, Vasquez threatened him again, saying he would shoot his girlfriend's ex-husband in the face.
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