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      Police: Man arrested after claiming machete attack

      COOS BAY, Ore. -- An intoxicated man called police dispatchers Tuesday night claiming he was attacked on Crown Pointe Road by someone wielding a machete, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said.


      Shortly after 8 pm when the initial call call came in, dispatchers said they received more phone calls from residents near the alleged machete attack reporting a man screaming and yelling.


      Deputies from the Coos County Sheriff's Office say they arrived to find the caller, 51-year-old Roger McPherson, was not attacked with a machete.


      They arrested McPherson and booked him at the Coos County Jail for disorderly conduct.

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