FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man attacked his aged landlord with a machete after the older man confronted the tenant about unpaid lease.

Information retailers report that 48-year-old Jimmie Lee Leeks was arrested in Fort Lauderdale and charged with aggravated battery with a lethal weapon.

Police say 89-year-old Maurice Blanchar was renting a studio condo in his yard to Leeks. Blanchar instructed police he went to speak to Leeks about late lease cash on Wednesday and mentioned Leeks pulled out a machete and tried to kill him. Blanchar suffered cuts to his arm, head and leg however was in a position to considerably defend himself with a cane.

Jail data didn’t listing an lawyer for Leeks.

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