Modesto police chased, searched for and eventually caught a man along Dry Creek on Monday morning who is suspected of trying to cut a man with a machete in Moose Park.
The victim told police the suspect, 42-year-old Casey Rodriguez, was trying to steal drugs from him that he denied having, said Modesto Police spokeswoman Heather Graves.
Rodriguez allegedly swung a machete at the victim, ripping his pants but not breaking skin.
Multiple officers responded to the park to search for Rodriguez; one officer borrowed a bicycle from a citizen to chase him through trails along Dry Creek, Grave said.
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The suspect crossed the creek and eventually was located and apprehended in Kewin Park.
Rodriguez was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest.