“K*ill them with kindness,” as the saying goes, but a man in Florida may have taken that advice a little too literally.
Bryan Duane Stewart, who is 30 years old, was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly threatened to ki*ll his neighbors with a machete on which he had written the word “kindness.”
A neighbor told Santa Rosa County sheriff’s deputies that Stewart’s house was loud all day with shouting and banging.
The Pensacola News Journal said that around midnight, an unnamed neighbor told police that he heard Stewart tell someone in the house that he was going to “k*ill ’em with kindness.”
The neighbor and another neighbor who was worried about a woman and a child who also lived in the house are said to have gone to Stewart’s house to tell him to shut up.
In the arrest report, police said that Stewart then came out of the house with a knife raised up.
Stewart tried to cut the other neighbor with a knife, but the first neighbor stepped in front of him and stopped him. The victim later told police he had a half-inch cut on his left hand.
When Stewart was arrested on Thursday, police said he smelled like alcohol and that they had to “repeat things many times.”
WEAR said that deputies said he was also angry, very aggressive, and kept hitting his head on the patrol car.
Stewart was charged with both aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery of a person with a deadly weapon. He is being held in the Santa Rosa County Jail on a $10,000 bond right now.