Virginia police on Sunday arrested a man who swung a hatchet during an argument after he was mistaken for an Uber driver.
At about 2:20 a.m., a U.S. Park Police officer responded to the 2300 block of South Eads Street, in Arlington, for a report of a vehicle driving erratically and nearly striking pedestrians, the Arlington County Police Department said in a statement. Before police arrived, the vehicle entered a parking lot where three individuals approached it, mistakenly thinking it was their Uber ride, the statement said.
This led to a verbal argument with the driver, Michael Monroe, 64, of Gainesville, Virginia, who was naked. Monroe retrieved a hatchet from the back seat of the vehicle and started swinging it, according to the statement.