What's with the machete attack meme? Earlier this month at the Long Branch Giant, a man was crossing the parking lot when a car rolled up and a few guys got out and demanded his wallet. Even though he gave it up, they cut him with a freaking machete anyway. Not very cricket, if you ask me.
The Long Branch area has of course been the location of a number of shocking crimes in the past few years, some of which also involved machetes, so this doesn't come as a particular surprise. I actually prefer that Giant to the one in downtown Silver Spring, though you certainly wouldn't catch me dead in the parking lot by myself at 1am. Or actually, if I was there at that time you probably would find me dead.
The day after the attack at the Giant, and also around 1am, three machete-wielding assailants pursued a man in a SSINO area off New Hampshire Avenue before "fleeing in three Hondas". I guess aspiring machete murderers can't be bothered to rideshare.
(All incident information comes via the Gazette's crime blotter.)