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This Guy Pulled Out A Machete When His Neighbor Told Him To Turn Down Music

By Mark Schipper | August 1, 2016 5:56am
 Alan Cuevas, 42, is accused of threatening his neighbors with a machete.
Alan Cuevas, 42, is accused of threatening his neighbors with a machete.
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ROGERS PARK — Asking your neighbor to turn down loud music is always a risk. 

One annoyed man in Rogers Park had to run for his life after his music-cranking neighbor chased him away with a machete after he told him to turn it down, police said.

It happened just after noon July 24 in the 1600 block of West Farwell Avenue in Rogers Park.

A 29-year-old man had enough and marched up the stairs of his four-story apartment building and asked Alan Cuevas, his upstairs neighbor, to turn down his music, police said.

Cuevas turned around inside his own apartment, picked up a machete and charged out the door, chasing the man into the hallway and down the stairs, according to a police report.

The downstairs neighbor got away and called police.

Officers responding to a 911 call found the victim shaken but unhurt inside his own apartment. Cuevas was spotted on the back porch and arrested without further incident, police said. 

Cuevas, 42, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and locked up at the Rogers Park police station. He was released on his own recognizance later that day, according to the police department. 

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