OKC man allegedly tries to rob a family with chainsaw

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OKLAHOMA CITY -  An attempted robbery straight out of a horror movie plays out Monday night in Oklahoma City.

A metro man is now behind bars accused of trying to kill a family with a chainsaw.

The unusual crime took place outside a gas station at SW 44th and Agnew.

"I mean he was coming after us," said Shaina Johnson. "The chainsaw was actually running, with black smoke, like Texas Chainsaw Massacre."

Shaina's face to face run-in with a chainsaw wielding suspect started outside a Shell station as an attempted robbery.

"He told my boyfriend give him all his money or he was going to kill us all," said Johnson.

Surveillance video shows Shaina's family in their SUV when the suspect runs up next to them swinging his chainsaw and chases them out of the lot.

The suspect then ran across the street to and kicked in the back door on a home.

"I thought i was going to die when he came through that door," said Billy England.

Billy says the suspect Michael Pierce then made the unusual claim that the victims were actually trying to kill him.

"He told me to call the cops so I called the cops on him," said England. "He was saying guys are trying to kill him with a chainsaw."

"Mr. Pierce believed there were people after him," said Oklahoma City Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow. "He actually told the officer there were tweakers after him."

According to the police report, the suspect later admitted he liked to smoke K2 but denied being high at the time.

Billy and Shaina disagree.

"He looked like he was high on drugs," said England.

"The guy needs help. He needs to lay off the drugs," said Johnson.

The suspect remains behind bars on charges of robbery and burglary.

The good news is the suspect didn't hurt anyone during the robbery or the home break-in.

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