Man accused in machete attack arrested

Farol Handy Hyppolite

Farol Handy Hyppolite

An East Naples man is behind bars, accused of nearly severing a man's finger with a machete at a party late Tuesday.

The victim told deputies he tried to stop Farol "Flea" Handy Hyppolite, 34, after Hyppolite left the party with several stolen beers. Hyppolite then pulled a machete from his waistband and swung as the victim put his hand up to defend himself, an arrest report said.

The victim's finger, which was nearly cut off, was stitched at a nearby hospital.

Tuesday's attack wasn't the first time Hyppolite has been accused of misbehaving with a machete. In August 2010, he was arrested by Collier deputies after reports say he was swinging a machete and a hammer around, telling one neighbor he was going to "slash his head off."

As of late Thursday, Hyppolite remained at the Naples Jail Center in lieu of bonds totaling $30,000. He faces charges of petty theft and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

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