Sheriff: Litter bugs menaced with machete

I know some aggressive anti-litter people, but none with weapons.

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Authorities arrested a Three Rivers man who they say held a machete as he demanded several people pick up paper that had blown out of their Jeep.

Tulare County sheriff’s deputies said the 18-year-old man became irate Saturday when he saw the litter fly from the Jeep and followed the vehicle to a convenience store, where he ordered the Jeep’s occupants to go back and pick up the paper. The occupants apologized but refused to comply.

When the people drove away, the man followed them to a campground on Northfork Drive, where he pulled out the machete and threatened them, deputies said.

The man was booked into the Tulare County jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and making terrorist threats.

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