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Florida Man Threatens with Weapon Named ‘Kindness’

Whereas the conventional wisdom calls for killing your neighbors with kindness, resident Bryan Stewart took the idea to its literal extreme.

According to the Pensacola News-Journal, Stewart was approached by neighbors about unpleasant yelling and other noises emanating from his home. Stewart responded by exiting the house with his hand in a strike position, wielding a machete with the word “kindness” scrawled across. One of the neighbors stepped in to block the oncoming blow, and in the ensuing fracas, suffered a cut on his left hand.

Police eventually responded and arrested Stewart, who was booked on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill.

Potential Preaching Angle:

Kindness, rather than a weapon to be wielded literally or figuratively, is the default posture we are to have if we want our enemies to become our friends.


David Moye, “Florida Man Threatens to Kill Neighbor with ‘Kindness’--The Name of His Machete,” Huffington Post (1-14-19)

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