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Knife-wielding man slashes supermarket meat during bizarre tantrum

Edinburgh, IN -

(NBC) - An Indiana man is behind bars and facing charges after a rather bizarre incident inside a grocery store. 

Police say 28-year-old Anthony Coffman walked into the Jay C. Food store, pulled out a hunting knife and attacked packages of hamburger, and then threw dog food onto it.

When an employee tried to stop him, Coffman lunged at the man with the hunting knife.

"He told people at the store that god had sent him there to do that. And he was trying to save young girls from the beef," said Edinburgh's Deputy Police Chief David Lutz. 

Coffman has been charged with criminal mischief and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

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