An Edisto Island man awoke to find a stranger with a machete in his Clark Road home early Wednesday morning, and then held the man at shotgun-point until police arrived, a Charleston County Sheriff’s Office report said.

The machete-carrying man, 38-year-old Manuel Reyes of Edisto Island, told police that four people had been chasing him, and he sought refuge in the unlocked house. Police, who noted that Reyes didn’t take anything from the home or threaten anyone with the machete, charged Reyes with burglary.