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More Details of Machete-Chain Fight Revealed

Remember Wednesday's Fairfax County machete and chain fight, which took place in front of a burning tow truck? Remember how the Fairfax County Police Department was pretty short on details? Well, wonder no more, because we have some more information about history's greatest duel.

The alleged machete-wielding culprit in the fight is 32-year-old Woodbridge resident Reu Ortiz Cruz. Cruz has been charged with arson and malicious wounding.

Cruz allegedly set the vehicle fire in a Richmond Highway used car parking lot before attacking his chain-toting victim, according to Fairfax County Police Department spokesman Eddy Azcárate.

Police don't know yet what precipitated the fight, although Azcárate is sure that the tow truck didn't belong to the victim. "He was trying to put out the fire or he was watching, or something," says Azcárate.

Machete picture by Shutterstock.

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