Navy mom keeps intruder at bay with machete
Cops arrest 25-year-old suspect
- Duration 3:31
- Date Jan 9, 2013
Cops arrest 25-year-old suspect
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-- -- you wake up and you find a complete stranger.
Asleep on your couch most people might just run away but not this military mom from California.
Typical mom right I just go over there it's weapons feed off the colleagues.
Like what do you don't debate about my god -- might -- to me.
You need to see it -- here.
Still you've got to -- when -- and there she is right there Terrell Arnell now known as the machete mom joins us right now from Sacramento and good morning do you machete -- -- importantly it's okay so you got up on a morning in November.
-- little groggy -- head over to the coffee pot and you see a total stranger asleep on your couch.
Totally complete stranger.
And -- and happily.
I can't believe -- either personally and what it scared the living daylights out of most people however you have the wherewithal.
To start yelling at him.
-- not because he had broken into your house but because he'd eaten all year Chinese food.
Do you know how hard it is to find -- Chinese food and I can -- serious I can't believe it and -- a mock foremost.
Unlike all bets are off now bits -- -- now all right so you.
Big big guy was not crazy at that point he was relatively sedate and so yes you said can I make you a cup of coffee and what do you do.
Exactly -- was I was asking him why what time he got -- which you say about 4430.
I realize that he had kicked a window we in my sliding glass door -- window.
And so I said to him -- -- you look a little groggy sensed it right the -- I'm gonna make your cup of coffee right as that's when I got wind backing got mama said.
-- -- -- Everything looks like it's about two feet long when they when the guy on the caps saw that you had a machete.
But I would imagine he was ready to do anything you said.
How would hope he would cooperate that would be very helpful.
-- -- We'll see I would be first of all I probably would -- dashed out order or called the police by that point.
But it right next to the guy was a bag and it had your laptop and it had you're in your camera and your video and and all that stuff.
Who eventually you didn't call your son and -- said come on over here he'd just gotten back absolute Afghanistan's Afghanistan -- and the police came but you're not gonna press charges why.
Because he was such a polite young man I mean he was like yes ma'am no ma'am I'm sorry ma'am.
I don't know ma'am why I did is you know how to pay for every.
And he was a year older than my -- is -- and who just got back like you mentioned now from Afghanistan so I really didn't want to erect a young man's life.
And I really wanted to just see him get into a program where he can get some help in every -- during you know I have three -- -- have my own and I am very proud.
So but unfortunately it it sounds like it this happen in November it sounds like you guys are have been picked up for stealing cars so you know that's what they tell me.
That's what they tell me -- -- -- would have followed my first mine I would have prayed with the idea because.
I mean he's clearly going -- on the wrong had no -- -- absolutely -- it was and I think we need to do and now we know stay away from her house she's got a machete.
What what I don't even though.
It is night and what I had.
Drove up -- thank you very much for joining us today from -- -- you he can -- a Mets.