Florida man accused of going on drunk machete rampage after vomiting on cellphone

Trevor Campbell allegedly held a machete to his wife's throat and fired a shotgun at a police officer.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   Updated March 27, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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An intoxicated Florida man was so upset after he puked on his cellphone that he allegedly went on a rampage that involved a machete and a shotgun.

On Saturday, Port St. Lucie police arrived at 31-year-old Trevor Campbell’s apartment after his wife called for help.

The woman told emergency dispatchers that Campbell had come back drunk, vomited on his phone and then held a machete to her neck after an argument.

At some point he also allegedly put a shotgun in his mouth and threatened to kill himself. When his wife pulled the gun away, Campbell fired a round into the ceiling.

When Sgt. Richard Schichtel arrived, he began negotiating with Campbell via his cellphone. "We had a good dialogue going with him, next thing I know the phone goes dead and a round is discharged," Schichtel told 12 News. The round went over the head of one officer and nearly lodged itself in another one’s chest.

Schichtel somehow got Campbell to surrender. "I convinced him to empty his pockets, because they were full of ammunition," Sgt. Schichtel said. "He emptied his pockets and come down the stairs and out the front door with his hands up." After a stop at the hospital, Campbell was taken to the St. Lucie County Jail and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault and attempted murder of a police officer.

[12 News]

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