Naked man swings hatchet after being mistaken for an Uber driver

- A naked man wielding a hatchet was arrested on Sunday after he swung the hatchet at three people who mistook him for an Uber driver, according to Arlington County police.

A U.S. Park Police officer responded to a report of a "suspect vehicle driving erratically and nearly striking pedestrians" at around 2:20 a.m. June 12 in the 2300 block of S. Eads Street, according to the police report.

Before police arrived, the vehicle entered a parking lot where three individuals approached it, mistakenly thinking it was their Uber ride, the statement said.

The mistake led to a verbal argument with the driver, Michael Monroe, 64, of Gainesville, Va., who was naked. Monroe retrieved a hatchet from the back seat of the vehicle and started swinging it, according to the statement.

No one was injured and the three individuals were able to wrestle the hatchet away from the man, who tried to flee but was pulled over by the U.S. Park Police officer.

Arlington County police attempted a sobriety test, according to the statement. Monroe, refused the test, was arrested and charged with DUI, refusal and disorderly conduct, police said.

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