On March 31, a Florida man allegedly approached a stranger who was tending to the landscaping at his home and attacked the man with the gardening shears he had been working with.
Around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday while a man was gardening in his front yard he was reportedly caught by surprise when someone with whom he had no prior acquaintance allegedly began attacking him until his gardening shears were taken from his possession. The assailant then used the tool to stab the victim in the head until a passerby intervened and tried to take possession of the shears.
The alleged attacker ran away and headed toward the nearby Choctawhatchee Bay where he reportedly entered the water naked and remained there until four Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived. The deputies worked to subdue the suspect but the man began to struggle and was said to have attempted to pull one of the officers underwater.