Deputies arrest suspect with machete for armed robbery and attempting to ram a cruiser in Englewood

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Charlotte County deputies have arrested a man they say waved a machete and tried to strike a patrol cruiser after an armed robbery call at a Dollar Store in Englewood.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, deputies responded to an armed robbery call at the Dollar General in Englewood on Oceanspray Boulevard.

Deputies say Scott Moisses Pierre of Kissimmee went into the store, said he was going to rob it and then chased a customer into the parking lot.

Pierre ripped the license place off of this customer’s vehicle and grabbed a machete.

Deputies identified the Pierre’s car, and Pierre attempted to flee in his Toyota Camry.

As he took off, deputies said, he attempted to ram one of their vehicles with his own and was waving the machete out of the window.

The deputies were able to avoid the collision and continue pursuing Pierre. 

Dollar General employees declined to comment on the robbery, but employees of nearby businesses saw the chase happen.

“Unbelievable,” said Hans Remmers, who works at Nicola’s Italian Kitchen. “I think nowadays, anything is possible anywhere.”

“You only see one or two cop cars unless something happens like an accident,” said Peggy Consioline, who works at Access Mowers. “You knew something big was going on when you saw four or five of them just flying down the road.”

After a short chase, the suspect came to a stop in the area of Piney Court and Treadway Road and eventually gave himself up.

As he was being handcuffed, he kicked a deputy in the leg.

CCSO says no one was hurt from the robbery or the chase.

Scott Moisses Pierre is being held at the Charlotte County Jail without bond on several charges.

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