Deputies: man tried to steal car, threatened victim with machete
COLUMBIA - Boone County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Sunday night after he allegedly tried to steal a car and threatened the owner.
The incident happened in the 700 block of Demaret Drive at around 7:15 p.m. According to deputies, 35-year-old Manuel Grajalez-Lopez of Columbia tried to take the car as it was idling in a driveway.
While attempting to drive away, the car slid on ice and crashed. It was then police say Grajalez-Lopez emerged from the vehicle and threatened the vehicle's owner with a machete.
The owner got a small cut and Grajalez-Lopez was arrested a short distance away with a machete.