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Toilet-Using Guest Assaulted by Suspect With Machete

A Ventura, California, born man who now resides in Florida allegedly used a machete to make his point to a guest when they argued about a toilet that hadn’t been flushed after being used.

On the evening of August 24, a guest was visiting the Hudson home of 46-year-old Keith Mounts.

While at the house the guest and Mounts had both reportedly used the restroom, but one of the men failed to flush after finishing.

Mounts was said to have believed that the visitor was responsible for the mishap. The two reportedly began to dispute over who actually left the toilet unflushed and the guest suggested Mounts was the bathroom offender.

Mounts allegedly held a machete toward the man’s face and said he would “chop” him with the blade over the accusation, and the alleged victim said he believed he was in danger.

The reportedly frightened guest called 911, and the Pasco Sheriff’s Office sent officers to the scene to find out what led up to the outreach for emergency assistance.

When the authorities looked around the premises a machete was reportedly located in the yard.

The police spoke with the people present at the home and a roommate gave a statement and included that he had seen Mounts holding a machete while walking outside of the house.

Mounts allegedly told the officers that he was using the machete for self-defense, but then reportedly became tight-lipped. The suspect only agreed to provide a written statement, which consisted of the two words, “Sh** happened,” according to the affidavit.

The police placed Mounts under arrest, and he was transported to the Land O Lakes Detention Center where he was booked on a felony charge for aggravated assault. He is still incarcerated in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

If you or someone you love is suspected of an assault crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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