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Crime & Courts

Man charged with chasing child with machete

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A Tampa father was arrested after chasing a child around the block, wielding a machete, according to the Tampa Police Department.

About 5:40 a.m. Sunday, Mario Diaz Gonzalez, 45, was in an argument, which later became a physical altercation with a child at his Chaplin Drive home, according to an arrest report. The sex and age of the victim was not released by the Tampa Police Department.

At some point, Gonzalez grabbed a machete and chased the youngster around the block, police said. Gonzalez was arrested just after 6 a.m. and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He remains in the Orient Road Jail with no bond.

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