Bryan Duane Stewart, 30, was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill his neighbor with a machete, with the name of “Kindness.”
(Santa Rosa County Jail)
They say: “kill them with kindness” — but one Florida man may have taken that advice a little too literally.
Bryan Duane Stewart, 30, was arrested at the weekend after he allegedly threatened to kill his neighbors with a machete, on which he had etched the word “goodness.”
Santa Rosa County sheriff’s deputies said a neighbor heard screaming and banging coming from Stewart’s home all day.
Around midnight, the unnamed neighbor told the police that he heard Stewart tell another person in the house that he was going to “kill ’em with kindness,” the Pensacola News Journal.
The neighbor, along with another neighbor who expressed concern for his wife and child who also lived in the house, reportedly went to Stewart’s house to tell him to keep it down.
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Stewart then came out of the house with a knife raised in an upward movement, police said in the arrest report.
The first neighbor reportedly stepped in front of the other and blocked Stewart’s tried to knife strike, the victim later told the authorities that he was suffering a half-inch cut on his left hand.
At the time of his arrest on Thursday, police said Stewart smelled alcohol and noticed that the officers had to “repeat things many times.”
Deputies said he was also belligerent, very aggressive and kept banging his head on the patrol unit, CARRY reported.
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Stewart was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery of a person with a deadly weapon. He is currently being held in Santa Rosa County Jail on $10,000 bond.