A man twirling what appeared to be two machetes in downtown Salisbury was caught Tuesday morning by police.
Chris Lewis, 31, was arrested in a similar situation in June, after he was seen dancing and waving a machete in the air on East Innes Street.
Witnesses told police that a man, later identified as Lewis, was walking up North Main Street throwing machetes in the air and trying to catch them. Several times, he dropped them on the sidewalk as people walked by.
As Lewis reached the square in downtown Salisbury, police Officer L. Foster pulled up in his patrol car. Lewis immediately put the machetes down on the sidewalk, raised his hands and backed away.
The man was heard exclaiming, “It’s just a passion of mine.”
Other officers then arrived. The machetes were taken. It is not known at this point if any charges were filed.
Police charged Lewis in June with misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon, misdemeanor carrying a gun/pistol, misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer and misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana.
Police confirmed it was the same man Tuesday morning.
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