It had to be Florida. Over the weekend in Greenacres an argument about a pet hedgehog quickly became super sonic, leading to the arrest of Homer Stacey II, 53. He was taken into custody for charges of aggravated assault after officers found him armed with a machete and baseball bat.
Officers responding at the scene discovered Homer pushing a wheelchair with a machete and baseball bat on the seat. When deputies asked Stacy why he had the items, Stacy said they were “for his protection,” the report said. Homer told police that his son pushed him after he walked over to tell him to pick up his hedgehog from his home. But while being questioned, the report said that Homer “went back and forth between being cooperative to belligerent.”
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When deputies spoke to Stacy’s son, he told them that Stacy had been drinking heavily and instructed him to “go and hurt” a woman, but he refused. Stacy’s son said he was leaving to go see his mother when Stacy started yelling at him and stabbing a door with a knife.
Stacy’s son said his father pushed him, so he left and “snuck in” later to gather his belongings, but Stacy was already gone. He later encountered Stacy outside, and they started yelling at each other. Stacy’s son said his father took off his shirt, picked up the baseball bat and held it as though he intended to hit him with it.
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While Stacy was sitting in the back of a deputy’s car, he could see his son and began screaming at him, threatening to kill him, the report said. Stacy was booked into the county jail on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of simple assault. He remained in jail Tuesday morning without bond.