Machete-wielding man attacks 36 cars in Hamilton, police claim

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Published July 10, 2024 at 3:54 pm

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A Hamilton man allegedly vandalized 36 cars with a machete this morning.

Shortly before 1 a.m. on July 10, Hamilton Police received a report about a man striking cars with a machete in an apartment building parking lot on Main Street. In total, police allege he damaged 36 vehicles. During the rampage, he continually yelled at bystanders challenging them to fights.

When police arrived shortly thereafter the man dropped his blade and surrendered. The suspect, who police did not publically identify is charged with;

  • mischief under $5,000
  • mischief over $5,000
  • possession of a dangerous weapon, and
  • failure to comply with probation

Anyone with information can call police at  905-546-4725 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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