Summerfield, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Juan Ortiz, a 55-year-old Summerfield man, was jailed Monday after he allegedly chased his neighbor around the yard with a rusted machete after his girlfriend said hello to him.
According to Marion County Police, Ortiz's girlfriend, 28-year-old Ellisha Ross, was reportedly checking the mail when she saw a male neighbor and politely said "hello".
Investigators say Ortiz saw his girlfriend talking to the man and went into a jealous rage. That's when he allegedly picked up a rusted machete, jumped his neighbor's fence and began chasing him across the yard with it.
Ortiz could be heard shouting "I am going to kill you," as he gave chase with the weapon.
The victim was able to flee into his residence where he called police.
Ortiz later told police that he believed his girlfriend was having sex with the man and had engaged in drug use with him.
Ortiz was booked into the Marion County Jail and charged with aggravated assault.
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