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Trucker wields machete and hammer during truck parking spat


Indiana police say that a truck driver is facing multiple charges after threatening another truck driver during an argument over a handicapped parking spot.

The incident occurred just before 2 p.m. on September 12, at a Travel Centers of America truck stop in Seymour, Indiana, according to a report in The Tribune.

Police were called to the scene after an unidentified truck driver said that 58 year old Indiana-based trucker Brian D. Blackburn attempted to enter his truck and threatened him with a machete and hammer.


The truck driver told police that the argument began when he confronted Blackburn about parking his truck in a handicapped truck parking space without a handicapped plate.

The truck driver said that he asked Blackburn to move so that he could use the handicapped parking space. Blackburn reportedly refused and an argument ensued. It was then that Blackburn is said to have threatened the other driver with the machete and hammer and tried to enter his truck.

No injuries were reported.

By the time police arrived, Blackburn had already left the truck stop.

Police later located Blackburn, who was driving without a trailer on a nearby road, and ordered him out of the semi and onto the ground. Blackburn kept walking toward police instead of getting down on the ground. After several warnings, he was tased and arrested.

Blackburn was booked into the Jackson County Jail and charged with Intimidation, Resisting Law Enforcement, Disorderly Conduct, and Battery.


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