Machete-wielding man arrested after hitting deer told police he was ‘fighting zombies’
BENZIE COUNTY, MI – A drunken man has been arrested after hitting a deer with his vehicle and claiming to have “fought zombies” with a machete in northern Michigan.
Jordan Lee Cook, 22, of Lansing has been charged with carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, assault with a dangerous weapon and operating under the influence after an incident in the Benzie County at 2:30 a.m. on January 5.
The bizarre ordeal began when a Michigan State Police Cadillac Post soldier responded to a car crash with a deer on Lindy Road near Copemish Road in Colfax Township.
The soldier arrived at the scene and spoke to a passerby who reported the accident. The appellant was about 150 yards behind Cook. The caller said he parked some distance away because Cook was acting funny and carrying something in his right hand.
The soldier then noticed that Cook was running towards him wielding a machete, however, once the soldier identified himself, he withdrew.
During his arrest, Cook was making irrational statements and appeared to be under the influence, police said, noting that he was talking about things that weren’t there and said he had fought zombies.
Cook’s vehicle sustained heavy damage after hitting two deer. During a search of the vehicle, the soldier recovered three unloaded long guns from the trunk.
Cook was incarcerated in the Benzie County Jail. His bond was set at $ 20,000. His next court appearance is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on January 21.