JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville man is facing charges after police said he went on a rampage through a local neighborhood, breaking windows with a machete then breaking into a home, ripping a toilet from the wall then diving out of a second-story window.
Police said they responded to Heidi Road, a block away from Fort Caroline Elementary School, at about 6:50 p.m. Monday after they got a report that someone was walking down the street, carrying a machete.
Witnesses told police the suspect, 38-year-old Luis Alicea, was running up and down the street yelling that he needed help and also yelling, "kill me, kill me. I want to die." Witnesses told police that Alicea walked up to a home, breaking a window with the machete. Police said he tried to get into the home through the front door, but it was locked. Alicea then went to the home next door and broke the rear window of a vehicle there before going to the next home and breaking another window.
Police said Alicea went to another home and used the machete to try to break the front door. They said the window in the door broke, but he couldn't get in, so he used the machete to break through a side window and dove in.
The woman who lives at the home told police she ran out as Alicea ran upstairs. Police said he then ran in and destroyed a bathroom, tearing a toilet from the wall and flooding the upstairs bathroom and kitchen downstairs. They said he then went into the bedroom, broke another window and dove out from the second floor, falling to the ground.
Police then took Alicea into custody. They said he was foaming and the mouth, talking incoherently, muttering, "kill me, kill me" and kept trying to break out of his handcuffs.
They said he appeared to be on a psychotic drug.
Alicea was taken to UF and Shands Hospital in Jacksonville with cuts on his wrists, arms and legs. Alicea was Baker Acted and absentee booked on charges of burglary and criminal mischief.
Police said Alicea was arrested on charges of burglary and battery on March 10.