Naked Florida man chops off victim’s hand with machete: cops

A naked Florida man chopped off another man’s hand with a machete, then told cops “he is dead? I tried to kill him,” according to authorities.

Police in Miami Gardens discovered the victim around 4 a.m. Monday with a severed hand and profusely bleeding from his head following a 911 call, according to a police report obtained by WPLG.

A blood-covered machete was found nearby.

Witnesses told police they saw Rhyant sprinting from the grisly scene completely naked around the time of the attack.

Cops found 54-year-old Tyrone Arthur Rhyant lounging on a sofa not far away after the victim described his attacker, according to the report.

Police didn’t release a motive, but said that Rhyant’s estranged wife — who has a restraining order against him — lives close by.

 Tyrone Rhyant.
Tyrone Rhyant was charged with attempted murder after he allegedly chopped off another man’s hand with a machete. Miami-Dade Corrections.

“Is he dead? I tried to kill him,” Rhyant, of Opa-locka, allegedly confessed to police as he was being taken into custody, according to the TV station.

The victim was taken to HCA Florida Aventura Hospital for treatment.

Rhyant is charged with attempted murder causing injury and domestic violence/violation of injunction.

He is being held without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

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