Enraged husband attacks car with machete, Palm Bay police say

Christopher G. Mordecai arrested on aggravated battery charge

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Christopher Mordecai.

PALM BAY, Fla. - A Palm Bay man, who police said was apparently enraged after finding his wife in a vehicle with another man, is accused of attacking the car with a machete.

Christopher G. Mordecai, 44, faces a felony charge of aggravated battery, a second-degree felony.

A police report says Mordecai found an unknown vehicle in his driveway in the 1000 block of Northeast Dolores Avenue, and his wife was inside with another man. He then went inside the home to grab a machete, police said.

Police said Mordecai attacked the vehicle with the blade, shattering the glass and showering his wife with shards. She suffered minor cuts, and did not want to pursue criminal charges, according to the arrest report.

The machete was recovered at the scene and submitted into evidence.

Mordecai was arrested and taken to Brevard County Jail.

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