Knife named 'kindness' used in assault

A Florida man used a machete-style knife he named "kindness" to cut a neighbor after he was heard threatening to "kill 'em
with kindness," police said.
Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office said Bryan Stewart, 30, attacked a neighbor with the knife — which has the word
"kindness' scrawled on the handle — in a dispute over noise coming from Stewart's house in Milton.

According to the Pensacola News Journal, the victim stated in Stewart's arrest report that moments before the alleged
assault about midnight Sunday, he heard Stewart say to someone in the house that he was going to "kill 'em with kindness."

Stewart's house had been the source of commotion — constant yelling and banging — all day, according to a second
neighbor.

The arrest report stated that when that man and the victim approached the house and told Steward to keep the noise down,
Stewart came out of the house with "kindness" the knife raised.

But before the blade could strike the second neighbor, the victim stepped in front of him and blocked the knife with his left
hand. The weapon opened a half-inch cut on the hand.

Deputies had to use a Taser in order to get Stewart into a patrol car and then had to hobble his legs after he repeatedly
kicked and banged his head against the car interior.

Stewart was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill and aggravated battery. He was
jailed on $20,000 bond.