BETHLEHEM, Pa. — A man who barged into his estranged wife’s home on New Year’s Day and attacked a man there with a machete is now facing numerous charges, authorities said.
Bethlehem police responded to the home around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday and found Shakime Riddick, 42, who is homeless, fighting with the man over control of a machete. The man was bleeding from several cuts on his body.
Riddick’s wife — who has a protection from abuse order against him — said he had called her multiple times Tuesday night and then came to the house even though she told him not to and that he wasn’t allowed inside.
When Riddick started banging on the door, the man in the home with Riddick’s wife opened it to find Riddick standing outside. Riddick swung the machete at the man, who slammed the door and grabbed a baseball bat, authorities said.