Police have arrested a Maine man they allege tried to steal lawn chairs from a woman's yard, and then swung a machete when the woman wielded a garden hoe to try to stop him.
The Morning Sentinel reports that Dwight Nathan Hart, of Bingham, was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and criminal trespassing in connection with the confrontation Sunday evening.
Police say the 64-year-old Hart pulled his pickup truck into a yard in the town of Moscow and started taking lawn chairs.
The woman, holding a garden hoe, told him to stop.
Police say Hart grabbed a machete and started swinging, leaving a few nicks in the hoe's handle.
Hart is in jail on bail and it's not clear if he has a lawyer.