Man With Machete Accused of Starting Chase Over Potato Chips

Man With Machete Accused of Starting Chase Over Potato Chips

A Florida man who was recently released from prison has been arrested after he threatened a person with a machete over a $17 carton of potato chips and then led police on a chase.

A Bay County Sheriff's Office news release says a truck driver was delivering supplies to a Panama City Beach restaurant and noticed 26-year-old Dustin Odum taking the chips and handing them to 24-year-old Jasmine Elizabeth Mundy on Monday.

Bill Reid, 14, was on Florida's Juno Beach in a walk for autism when he found $1,500 in bills buried in the sand. Instead of keeping the money, the teen decided to do the right thing.

(Published Thursday, April 19, 2018)

News outlets report Odum produced the machete, threatened the victim and fled in a vehicle with Mundy after being confronted.

A police chase ensued, and two deputies were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Odum faces several charges including aggravated fleeing. Mundy, who was wanted on an arrest warrant, was charged with armed robbery.

It's unclear if they have lawyers.

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