Woman threatens crowd with 2 machetes at Florida axe-throwing business

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Witnesses say a woman inside a Florida axe-throwing business clanged two machetes together, proclaiming, “I’ve killed over a hundred people with these.”

The incident happened Friday night at “Axe and Ale” in St. Petersburg, Florida.

“When she got there, she asked if I was the lady who loaned out axes,” said Michelle Simpson, owner of the business.

Simpson said the woman, police identified as Victoria Morley, showed up early Friday night, holding 2 machetes. “I didn’t know what exactly what to say.  I asked her to put them down.  She didn’t want to do that.  And so I told her I would need her to move off the property” said Simpson.

Morley started to go, only for a moment.  “She put the blades together and made the blade sound and then proceeded to tell people that she had killed over a hundred people with these, and that everybody should just leave her alone,” said Simpson.

“People were scared,” said St. Petersburg Police Department Spokesperson, Sandra Bentil.

The fun atmosphere turned tense. “She had the impression that she had used those machetes before.  And it disturbed the peace there” said Bentil.

Michelle Simpson walked Morley to the back parking lot, as she called 911, concerned the woman with machetes could do some serious damage.

“She told me if I followed her that she would kill me but, she actually had them with ropes on her, the machetes had ropes around the handles,” said Simpson.

Simpson kept her distance, then spotted an officer, who promptly took charge.

If you decide to throw an axe at “Axe and Ale,” there are some rules to follow: “No knives, no machetes, no throwing stars” said Simpson.

Victoria Morley is charged with misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct.

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