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Machete-wielding woman chased assailants in Spring Hill, authorities say

SPRING HILL — Two Spring Hill men who tried to get into a young woman's window early Saturday began attacking the woman's father when he tried to chase them away, according to an arrest report.

But the two men were forced to run off when the man's wife threatened to hit them with a machete, a Hernando County sheriff's report states.

Ryan Benevento, 20, and Matthew Strunk, 22, were outside the Collins Road home about 3 a.m. knocking on the window of the victim's daughter, who asked them numerous times to leave, the report states.

When the victim confronted the two men outside, they began beating him and forced their way into the house, the report states.

As the two were punching and kicking the man, the man's wife grabbed one of them by his long hair, pulled him away from her husband and threatened him with a machete.

As the woman chased them, Benevento and Strunk ran from the house, where they were soon arrested on charges of burglary and battery, authorities said.

Machete-wielding woman chased assailants in Spring Hill, authorities say 10/25/10 [Last modified: Monday, October 25, 2010 3:09pm]
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