A homeless man who didn’t take too kindly to other homeless people in Puyallup made his displeasure known Tuesday with a Facebook post that included a photo of him with a machete, according to court records.
Police received a report Wednesday that a man slashed items with a machete at a homeless camp in the 3900 block of Fifth Street Southeast and threatened its residents.
Victims told police the man waved the machete in their faces and threatened to kill people there and bulldoze the area where people kept their belongings.
Officers caught up to the 33-year-old man later Wednesday along 43rd Avenue Southeast and arrested him.
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He was charged Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court with one count each of felony harassment and second-degree assault. He was released on his own recognizance.
The machete was taken as evidence.