Police: Glendale man cut with machete in robbery

GLENDALE, AZ - An accused teenage robber allegedly used a machete to cut a perosn he was attempting to rob.

Glendale Police report that on Oct. 5 a man, later identified as 19-year-old Alexander Robert Mear, approached a woman in her car near 43rd and Northern avenues.

Police say Mear struck the window of the car several times with a 15-inch machete. The woman sped away in her car and called the police.

Mear then allegedly approached a man and yelled at him to give him his wallet, the man refused and turned to run away, when Mear swung the machete, striking him in the arm.

Paramedics would later tell police that the victim received a two-inch deep cut from the machete.

Mear ran away but was located by police about 15 minutes later. After running from police, he stopped and held the machete over his head, but did not advance toward the officers.

He soon dropped the machete and surrendered to police, police said.

Police say Mear was wearing tactical body armor when arrested and reportedly said, "he was going out to prove himself.”

He is expected to face charges of aggravated assault and armed robbery.

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