Resident chased by machete-wielding man after complaining about barking dog
The Flagler Beach resident just wanted his neighbor to quiet his barking dog. But when the resident approached the neighbor at the Bulow Woods Campground to complain, the neighbor grabbed a machete and chased him out of the area, according to a Flagler County Sheriff's Office report.
The alleged assault happened at about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27. The witness told a deputy that the victim walked over to ask Jeffrey Fruehling, 57, to "attend to his dog's constant barking," and that he'd made the request politely, according to the deputy's report.
Another witness told the deputy that he'd heard Fruehling yell, "I will kill you" over and over again to the victim while swinging the machete and missing the victim by inches.
Deputies began searching the trailer for the machete, but stopped after consent to the search was revoked. They did not find it. Deputies arrested Frueling and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.