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Beer thief on bicycle crashes Fla. party, hacks father's finger with machete, report says

A Southern California man was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison for a machete attack last year that left one of his roommates dead and another seriously injured. Carlos Arias Donis was convicted last month of second-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated mayhem. Prosecutors say the 26-year-old gardener attacked two of his roommates with a machete shortly after 1 a.m. on Aug. 25, 2010. Fernando Garcia died at the scene while the second victim received serious head injuries. Sheriff's deputies arrested Donis after he fled the scene. AP Graphics

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(CBS) EAST NAPLES, Fla. - An East Naples father nearly had his finger severed while protecting his daughter and her friends from a machete-wielding man who tried to flee with stolen beer on a bicycle, CBS Tampa reports.

The 42-year-old man was throwing a party for his daughter when an acquaintance showed up and began loading beer into plastic bags. When the host tried to stop him from riding away on his bicycle, the beer thief pulled a machete out of his waistband, according to an incident report.

As the father lifted his hand to defend himself and the partygoers, the man swung the machete and sliced the host's right pinkie finger until it dangled, Naples News reported. The man then fled on his bicycle.

The victim was taken to Physicians Regional Hospital, where a doctor said the finger was stitched back on, a report said.

The incident is under investigation by the Naples Sheriff's Office.

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