BINGHAM – A man from Bingham is accused of using a machete while trying to steal some lawn chairs.
It happened sunday at a home on Canada Road in the town of Moscow. The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department says a woman saw a pickup truck pull up and the driver started taking the woman’s lawn chairs from her yard.
She confronted him with a garden hoe and ordered him to put the chairs back. That’s when police say 64 year old Dwight Nathan hart pulled out a machete and swung at the woman, striking the garden hoe.
Hart left the scene, but a deputy was able to track him down at his home because the alleged victim wrote down his license plate number.
He was arrested and is now charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and criminal trespassing.