Friday, February 25, 2011


LPD says man attacked couple

By César G. Rodriguez
Published: Friday, February 25, 2011 4:27 AM CST
Police say a 37-year-old man used a machete to attack a woman and her boyfriend early Thursday in west Laredo.

Laredo Police Department officers arrested Juan Mexicano Berrones and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count involving family violence.

The story goes on to note that when Juan Mexicano swung the machete at the couple, the man took off, shirtless and barefoot.  So much for the knight in shining armor.  Apparently an eight-year-old girl called the police.   

I got a chuckle at the fact that the boyfriend left the girl high and dry.  And then we have a grown man named Mexicano wielding a machete.  That's not symbolic enough, is it?

It's fortunate that the woman didn't suffer any life-threatening injuries and that Juan Mexicano was taken into custody.  Violence against women is such a big problem in our community.  We can only hope that Mr. Machete goes away for a while and that the woman dumps her boyfriend.

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