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Mailman doused with gasoline during route

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WARREN, Ohio - A mailman of nearly 7 years was delivering mail along his regular route when someone threw gasoline on him.

Mailman David Hughes tells 21 News that he stopped at 1717 Hamilton and ran in to the suspect, 55-year-old Sidney Jordan.  

According to Hughes, Jordan had been looking for a piece of mail a few days prior to the events that he said was owed to him from the government, but Hughes didn't have it.

When Hughes told Jordan that he didn't have control over what mail comes to the recipient, Jordan threatened Hughes and said he would "douse" him if he didn't deliver the piece of mail.

On Tuesday, Hughes says he was only carrying a flier for Jordan, and as he was finishing his route, he says Jordan was standing outside with a bucket and matches in his hands.

As Jordan approached Hughes, he says he saw what looked like almost three gallons of gasoline in the bucket. He ran before Jordan could throw it on him and went to a neighbors residence to call the police.

Hughes says that Jordan has a history of "outlandish behavior," and "wasn't all there."

Hughes is hoping to have a new route assigned to him when he returns back to work after a few-day leave of absence following the incident.

Police have charged Jordan with assault.

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