Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Argument over parked car leads to machete brawl, Pasco deputies say


Neighbor, 65, accused of machete attack

Robert Tillman told the people next door to move their car from the road. He said it was blocking his truck, and he couldn't get out.

"I ain't asking nicely," said Tillman, 65, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office. He walked to his truck, grabbed a machete and started swinging it about midnight Saturday inside Lazy Breeze Mobile Home Park in Dade City, a report states. Two men — brothers, ages 32 and 28 — were hit. One had his hand sliced and needed stitches, a report states, and the other got a minor cut on his shoulder. The men were able to subdue Tillman by punching him several times in the face, authorities said.

Tillman, of 37924 Hillside Lane in Dade City, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and assault. He is in a hospital, still under arrest, recuperating from injuries to his head and hand, the Sheriff's Office said.

Times staff

Argument over parked car leads to machete brawl, Pasco deputies say 07/10/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:42pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Mikhail Sergachev begins real Lightning audition vs. Carolina Hurricanes

    Lightning Strikes

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The spotlight will remain on Mikhail Sergachev throughout the Lightning preseason.

    Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) on the ice during hockey training camp in preparation for the 2017-2018 season in Brandon Friday morning (09/15/17). DIRK SHADD   |   Times  

  2. Tampa police search for man in connection to Sunday killing (w/ video)


    TAMPA — Police released surveillance video of a man they believe might have information about a Sunday morning fatal shooting.

  3. Pinellas announces Hurricane Irma make-up day


    The Pinellas County school district has announced how it will make up one of the seven school days missed by Hurricane Irma.

    Residents make their way into Joseph L. Carwise Middle School to shelter ahead of Hurricane Irma Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 in Palm Harbor. The storm is forecasted to affect the Tampa Bay area overnight with winds subsiding Monday.
  4. Hooper: Hillsborough marks 100th anniversary of historic photo collection


    Everyone ends up with a favorite.

    Or two or three or 10.

    Rest assured, no one who adores Tampa Bay, appreciates art or cherishes history can explore the Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection without storing at least one snapshot in the mental scrapbook.

    Part of the Burgert Brothers collection now featured through the Hillsborough Public Library shows a beer garden on Central Avenue in Tampa from July 1942. [Burgert Brothers collection]
  5. Report slams Pinellas construction licensing agency

    Local Government

    LARGO — The Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board mismanaged its finances, lacked accountability and violated its own rules, according to a scathing report released Wednesday by the county's inspector general.

    Rodney Fischer, the executive director of the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board, resigned in January.  [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]