Deputies: man tried to steal car, threatened victim with machete

9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago Monday, February 12 2018 Feb 12, 2018 Monday, February 12, 2018 7:33:00 AM CST February 12, 2018 in News
By: Blake Sammann, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

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.

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