‘Angry’ man ‘launches rampage with axe’ after burglar alarm beeped for 3 weeks
An ‘angry’ man armed with an axe launched a heated rampage sparked by a burglar alarm that was left beeping for three weeks, it is reported.
The disgruntled man was seen climbing up a pair of ladders outside a flat and cutting the alarm’s wires, hacking it off the wall, last Friday.
He then allegedly waved his arms around – with the axe in his hand – in a man’s face while in a rage.
Jon Parker, 46, shop owner of a beauty parlour beneath the flat, told GrimsbyLive he heard a man banging outside his shop with an axe and hacking the alarm off the wall.
He added: "Then when he sees me, he comes in raging, spitting feathers all over the place, waving his arms about with an axe in his hand.
"He was very very angry with an axe in his hand."
The man then started a row with a resident of the flat above the shop, reports said.
According to Mr Parker, the man pinned the resident up against the wall and put an axe to his head.
He said: "They had a set-to in the doorway. With that, he picks the axe up.
"He pins the guy up against the wall and puts an axe to his head.
"He said ‘if you don’t F off upstairs into your flat, you’re going to get it’."
An image captured by CCTV appears to show a man waving an axe in front of another.
The incident took place on Humberstone Road at around 1pm on January 4 after Mr Parker reported to the local police that sinister graffiti had been left plastered over the building’s boarded-up windows.
There were black spray paint and broken graffiti written "stop" and "alarm", with a smiley face.
Mr Parker said he had received numerous complaints over Christmas about the beeping alarm attached to the flat above his shop- but he was unable to stop the noise.
"I saw the graffiti so I rang the police, told them about it," he added.
"I want to wanted to warn them that there was a lot of animosity going on because this alarm has been going off for weeks."
The resident of the flat above was left frightened and has moved out following the incident.
A spokeswoman for Humberside Police said: "We are investigating reports of graffiti damage to a shop on Humberstone Road in Grimsby.
"The incident was reported to us at 11.40am on Friday January 4 along with reports that a man with an axe had threatened another resident because of a faulty alarm sounding at the property.
"Our officers attended the scene and spoke to the victim who was threatened, who does not wish to pursue a complaint.
"No other offences have been reported in connection with the incident. However, we will continue to investigate reports of criminal damage to the shop."
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