FORT LADUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man appeared in court with a heavily bandaged arm one week after authorities say he tried to break into the house of a man armed with a machete.
The Sun Sentinel reports that 26-year-old Roderick Thomas made his initial appearance Wednesday in Broward County court on a burglary with assault or battery charge. The judge ordered he be held without bond.
Prosecutors say Thomas was trying to pry open the door of a Fort Lauderdale home with a copper pipe on Oct. 30 when he was confronted by a resident armed with a machete. The two men began to fight, pipe versus machete, until the resident managed to pin a badly injured Thomas and call for police.
Thomas had been hospitalized with extensive injuries.