A man from Fruitville, Fla., was shot dead after using a machete to crawl into a stranger’s bed, Sarasota officials say

A Florida man was shot dead Thursday after breaking into the home of a stranger, bedded the homeowner and saying “I love you” while carrying a machete, authorities said.

The victim was sleeping in an apartment next door to his home in Fruitville, Fla. when the bizarre ordeal began. The unnamed homeowner woke up to find the intruder lying next to him with a machete that belonged to the victim. The gunman – who authorities have not identified – whispered his sweet remarks to the victim as he woke him.

“I have an intruder who broke into my house,” the victim told 911 dispatchers, Fox 35 reports. “He’s got a frigging machete and he’s a little screwed.”

The victim added, “I woke up on a mattress and there was a guy lying next to me saying, ‘I love you.’ I’m crazy. He’s holding my machete.”

The menacing intruder is also said to have sharpened the huge blade with a baseball bat. After calling for help, the homeowner fled the property.

Four deputies from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the home and found the armed intruder inside around 9:30 a.m. The suspect attacked one of the deputies and cut one’s hands, the sheriff’s office said, after which two of the other deputies shot the suspect. Officers attempted to treat the intruder after he was shot, but he eventually died from his injuries. The homeowner escaped the horrific incident unharmed.

“I pray to God he doesn’t lose his fingers or his hand,” a spokesman said of the wounded MP. “I can tell you it’s not life threatening but these are critical injuries.” The rep added, “Unfortunately, this was a bad ending to a really bad situation. Any day our MEPs have to fire a gun is not a good day.”

The wounded MP will need surgery on his hand, the spokesman said.

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