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Police Say Man Engaged In Fight Over Sister

MANCHESTER, Conn. -- A Manchester man was arrested on accusations of taunting a teen with a machete.
Police said officers were called to the area of Washington School at about 8 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a man chasing someone with a machete.
Michael Hayes, 21, was taken into police custody on numerous charges.
Hayes is accused of going to the workplace of the 18-year-old victim earlier in the day and engaging in an argument about "who was messing with who's sister," police said.
After the victim's shift, police said Hayes met him at work and began taunting him to fight.

Hayes is accused of following the victim to the bus stop and taking his backpack and work clothes.

Police said Hayes then pulled out a machete and taunted the victim to try to get his belongings and threatened to "chop his head off."

Police said Hayes then ran away with the victim's belongings while laughing, and that the victim chased after him.

The victim followed Hayes to outside the Mahoney Rec. Center, where police said Hayes was swinging the machete in the air.

Hayes was charged with criminal attempt at assault, robbery, having a weapon on school grounds, risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment, carrying a dangerous instrument and breach of peace. His bond was set at $200,000.

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Why in the world do they continue to sell these large blades every where. You can walk into a wal-mart and buy one. They really need to do something on the way they sell these items and knifes also. I am not saying that the kids will not be able to get they from the street like they do the guns, but hell these blades are being sold in so many stores. I know that most of americans are not going into the jungle, so what gives?
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