Fla. man with machete tattoo on face allegedly involved in machete attack

The man was arrested for attacking someone with a machete over the weekend


Jessica Anderson
New York Daily News

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man with an apparent tattoo of a machete on his face was arrested for allegedly attacking someone with a machete over the weekend, authorities said.

Justin Couch, 25, is accused of slicing the victim’s forearm with the blade, leaving him unable to move his left hand, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim, an adult man, said the incident started Monday at around 2:30 p.m. when Couch began arguing with him “for no reason” and kicked him out of a home in Tarrytown, deputies said.

 

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When the victim asked if he could grab his wallet and cellphone before leaving, Couch allegedly told him “There’s nothing here for you, leave.”

He then “began striking the victim in the arm and leg” with the flat side of a machete’s blade, officials said.

“Couch then swung the machete at the victim’s face,” deputies said.

The victim put his left forearm up to block his face and was sliced with the blade, before feeling “severe pain” and passing out, deputies said.

Couch then apparently took the the victim to an unknown friend’s house, who took the man to the hospital.

He was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated battery.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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