Maui police: Suspect hit Massachusetts family’s SUV with chainsaw during bizarre encounter

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Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 11:54 AM HST|Updated: Aug. 17, 2022 at 2:23 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police on Monday arrested a man accused of harassing a family from Massachusetts with a chainsaw.

Authorities said the suspect, 35-year-old Keaka Paleka, struck the family’s SUV with a chainsaw as they tried to leave Kamaole Beach Park III.

Police later found Paleka at the Kihei Boat Ramp and arrested him for first-degree criminal property damage and first-degree terroristic threatening.

His bail has been set at $27,000.

This story will be updated.

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