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Man attacked, stabbed with a machete
Rochester, N.Y. -- A Rochester man was attacked and stabbed with a machete in his front yard Friday night.
"Completely random," Terriono Coley said, "its so farfetched, I wouldnt even believe it if this was a movie."
The victim, 30-year-old Coley, said he and his daughter got home around 10:30 p.m. Friday. He parked his SUV in the driveway on Dunn Street and the two started to make their way inside. Just as they got to the front steps of the home, Coley noticed his other car was unlocked.
Parked on the street Coley walked over to get a closer look, "and there is a guy sitting in my car. Yeah, he was sitting in my car," Coley said in disbelief.
A total stranger, Coley said he had no idea who this guy was and what he was doing in his car. "I was trying to tell my daughter to get back because I didnt know what this guy was going to do."
Coley turned to rush his 9-year-old daughter inside but the front door of the house was locked. Armed with a knife about four-feet long, the attacker came at Coley, his daughter only a few feet away.
He gets out and he swipes my arm with a machete, Coley said his daughter screamed as he started to bleed. "Blood was going from this side of the street to the other curb," Coley said, "I've never seen anything like it in my life."
The heavy blade severed the artery and cut through the muscle in Coleys left arm.
Someone called 911 and the attacker took off but that did not keep him away for very long. After Coley was taken to the hospital, the man came back and kicked down the door to the house.
Coley said his daughter hid in the closet with a family friend as the attacker ran through the house.
"She is still scared," Coley said, "I don't know what he would have did if he found my daughter."
Coley said he believes the man returned to get the large yellow bag he dropped during the initial attack but police had already taken it as evidence.
"What he did was insane," Coley said, "it just makes no sense."
Police were called back to the scene but again, the attacker got away before officers arrived.
Coley said police pulled a number of finger prints from his car and he is confident the suspect will be found. Even though he has never met his attacker, Coley said he wont have any trouble identifying him.
"I've never seen him before in my life," Coley said, "but I won't forget that face."