Man with hatchet swings at father at High Point shopping center, police say

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — An Asheboro man and his family are still recovering emotionally after what they say was the worst night of their lives.

Sebastian Vazquez shared his family’s story on Facebook and it’s caught the attention of thousands of people.

Police say the attack happened at 8:09 p.m. at Spiro’s Family Restaurant on 2814 South Main Street in High Point.

He said as he was strapping his son in his car seat, a man with a dog started yelling at him and then approached him at his car with what they believe was an ax.

Police have identified the man as 44-year-old Carson Clayton Parrish.

Vazquez’ family was safely inside of the car, but Vasquez said he had to fight Parrish back with his car door because he was trying to get inside.

Once Vazquez was able to get into his car and lock the doors, he immediately called police.

Several officers responded to the shopping center parking lot.

Police say Parrish asked Vasquez for a ride and when Vasquez declined, Parrish got angry and hit his window with a hatchet.

Parrish was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and injury to personal property.

He was given a $2,500 secured bond and his court date is set for Monday.

Parrish had a pit bull with him that was taken to an animal shelter until Parrish gets out of jail.

High Point police are still investigating.

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