When police saw Chris Lewis twirling two machetes in the air in downtown Salisbury on Tuesday morning, they did not file any charges. Instead, they told Lewis, again, to stop doing that in a public area around other people.
Later in the day he apparently forgot that courtesy.
According to police, officers spotted Lewis later in the day near Craig and Marsh streets, this time carrying a machete and an ax. The machete had been concealed in his pants, according to the report, so Lewis was cited for carrying a concealed weapon and told once again to curb his public displays of weaponry.
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.
After WBTV’s story Tuesday, several people commented that they had seen Lewis in various parts of town throwing knives and machetes in the air.
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