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Naked Florida man hurls machete and ‘handful of berries’ in robbery

(VOLUSIA COUNTY) — He needed his clothes, his boots, and his motorcycle.

Brandon Wright, a central Florida native, was arrested Monday and faces multiple felony charges after attempting to rob a man of his clothes while flaunting his sharpened machete, brute, berries, and beaver, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim told law enforcement that at around 10 a.m., Wright scampered from the bushes where he ‘was picking berries’ and ordered the victim to surrender his attire, phone, and wallet.

When the victim complied to Wright’s fanciful request, he flung the machete – and a handful of palmetto berries – towards his chest.

According to deputies, the machete ‘bounced off the victim’s chest’, sparing him from injury.

Wright fled the scene in his white Dodge Challenger.

Officials located Wright after a ‘nude man’ was reportedly spotted doing a quick pump and dump at a gas station in DeLand.

Deputies tracked him down, notified a dispatcher of his endeavors, and was arrested without incident, according to sources.

Wright is facing multiple charges that include ‘aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and attempted robbery with a deadly weapon.’

Staff Writer, Julianna Caban, contributed to this story.