Customer arrested after allegedly threatening clerk with machete in Umapine
Two farmers suffered minor injuries Saturday when they detained a man at Tate's Mercantile in Umapine for threatening to harm an employee with a machete.
The business owner, Donna Tate, says 34-year-old Michael Mills came into the store around 8 AM Saturday upset over a debit card transaction that took place the day before.
Mills became upset with the clerk and allegedly displayed a machete and that's when three farmers -- who were inside having breakfast -- wrestled Mills to the ground.
One farmer suffered a cut on the hand and another suffered a cut on the face. The clerk, however, was not injured.
Oregon State Police responded and took Mills into custody.
He's been booked into the Umatilla County Jail on multiple charges including assault, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.