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Man accused of threatening driver with machete during road rage incident

Jose Reinardo Rosado arrested in Kissimmee


KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A man was arrested Monday night in Osceola County on suspicion of pulling a machete during a road rage incident and hitting a car with his van.

Jose Reinardo Rosado, 26, of Kissimmee, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called around 7:15 p.m. to the intersection of Fortune Road and Fortunata Court in Kissimmee.

Deputies said they saw two men, one of whom had a machete, arguing.

Deputies said a driver told them that he was in the turn lane on Simpson Road waiting to turn east on Fortune Road when the driver of a white van cut him off in traffic. The man said he honked his horn to get the attention of the driver of the white van, later identified as Rosado, according to sheriff's officials.

Rosado got out of his van and approached the other driver while waving a machete, deputies said.

According to officials, Rosado then got back into his van and both drivers traveled east on Fortune Road.

Rosado drove slowly down Fortune Road and pulled onto the grass, and when the other vehicle attempted to drive by, Rosado struck the car with his van, authorities said.

Deputies said Rosado cooperated with the investigation and admitted to threatening the victim with a machete, but he denied striking the car with his van, claiming instead that the driver hit his van.

Rosado was arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail.