Nearly Severed Arm in Machete Attack


In the late afternoon Sunday Feburary 1, 2014, a 46 year old man was attacked in front of his house in Itápolis (358 km from Sao Paulo). According to the police, the victim identified as Carlito Lopes de Oliveira was called outside by the offender to talk. When he came outside to talk, the suspect, who was identified as Ari Cristiano Polsa 37, painter, began arguing for reasons yet to be clarified. During the discussion, Ari, with machete in hand began to strike the victim. The victim was hit in the neck and head area with also a nearly severed arm. . After the crime, Ari Cristiano fled the crime scene. . The victim was taken to the Santa Itápolis house where he remains hospitalized. Police went to the residence of the accused, but didn’t find him. After a search of the house, they found and seized a firearm and ammunition. Police are still looking for the suspect.

Date: February 3, 2015

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