A Florida man is facing aggravated assault charges after he allegedly threw steak knives at his mother’s boyfriend and threatened him with a samurai sword after a can of shrimp went missing.
Jayson Laughman, 34, of Deltona, Fla., allegedly told cops he “went into code red and lost his temper” and brandished the samurai sword at Michael Airhart after accusing the 52-year-old of stealing his shrimp Saturday night, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Laughman also allegedly threatened Airhart, 52, with a statue, according to a police report cited by the Sentinel.
Airhart thought the argument was over and went to his girlfriend’s bedroom to watch television with her when Laughman allegedly barged in and hacked at the bedroom door with a samurai sword. He then allegedly threatened Airhart, according to police.
Airhart and his girlfriend eventually calmed Laughman down and he left the room only to return a short while later. Laughman allegedly then threw steak knives at his mother’s boyfriend, the Sentinel reported.
Laughman allegedly told cops he was diabetic and blamed his blood-sugar level for his behavior, according to Orlando television station WFTV. The station said nobody was injured during the incident.
The Sentinel reported that Airhart was able to escape injury by exiting through a sliding-glass door. He complained of chest pains when authorities arrived on the scene Saturday night.
Howard Koplowitz reports on crime and breaking news events for International Business Times. Howard formerly worked on IBT's continuous news desk, where he covered trending...