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According to police records, a Clearwater man just doesn’t take rejection very well. The suspect has been arrested for pulling out a machete and threatening to use it against a woman who simply had refused to date him.

Police say they arrested the 55 year old Leonard Thomas, just before 7 p.m. on Friday night. The report states that the victim and Thomas were arguing because she wouldn’t date him. Thomas became angry and pulled the machete from a sheath on his belt, raised it toward the victim and said “I’ll cut you up”!

The victim managed to get away and called for police. After Thomas’ arrest, Police say  he was uncooperative, and yelled obscenities at the responding officers.

Thomas was “heavily intoxicated”, according to the report. He was arrested and placed on a $5,000 bond and remains behind bars at the Pinellas County Jail.

Check out this report from ABC Action News:


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Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .