The Volusia County Sheriff's Office had to deal with a particularly weird case this week when they arrested a naked man who threw a machete at another man in an attempted robbery and then ran to a gas station.

The incident happened Monday morning in an area near the Volusia County Fairgrounds.

Deputies say the naked man was picking palmetto berries in the woods when he came running out with a machete. He then demanded the clothes, wallet, and phone of a surveyor working in the area, according to officials.

As the surveyor worked to hand over his items, the victim told deputies the man then hucked the machete at him and took off in a sprint. Deputies say the surveyor was hit by the handle of the machete and, luckily, didn't sustain injury from the thrown blade.

Deputies said the naked man then jumped into a white Dodge Challenger.

A sheriff's office helicopter that was in the area spotted the naked man at a gas station along South Spring Garden Avenue in DeLand, where he was seen approaching several vehicles that were passing by.

Volusia County Sheriff's Office
Volusia County Sheriff's Office


Soon after, the man was taken into custody without incident.

Volusia Sheriff's Office via YouTube
Volusia Sheriff's Office via YouTube

Fortunately for all of us, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office released footage from the helicopter that was out flying around when the call came through about the naked guy.

As you can see, it looks like they might've even tased the guy.

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