Hollywood Machete Attack Hospitalizes Two Men; Possibly Sparked by Fruit Theft
The cops say a Friday machete attack -- possibly started over fruit theft -- put both the attacker and his victim in the hospital.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, the man on the receiving end of the machete whacks "lost a lot of blood" and was being treated for life-threatening injuries at Memorial Regional Hospital.
The men, both in their 30s, have had previous spats with each other -- although it's not clear why they have been fighting, the paper says.
One clue at the scene of the attack was a fruit-picking device, leading to the theory that fruit theft may have motivated the machete attack.
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Neither man's name has been released by the cops, although police say the man wielding the machete also landed in the hospital after Friday's ruckus.
Several neighbors at the scene -- near Taft Street and North 58th Avenue -- reportedly witnessed the attack.
A call to Hollywood police for new information was not immediately returned.
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