A security guard of Discount Superstore escaped being “chopped up” at the supermarket by a man who chased him with a machete in the store. The storeowner quickly called police and the machete-wielding man ran out of the store and drove away in a taxi. The incident occurred about 7:40 Monday morning at the store on Mahogany Street Extension.
Christian Ramirez told police that at about 7:37 Monday morning, while at work, a man whom he knows as “Weedy,” who was armed with a machete, approached him and attempted to chop him. He ran into the store, and the man chased him inside the supermarket.
Ramirez told police that the man told him, while he was chasing him, that he, Ramirez, had to die and that he did not deserve to work at the supermarket.
Ramirez told Amandala that he had no personal grievance against Weedy. Police announced that a man, 32 of Police Street, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault.