PD: Mesa man threatened with 'Rambo style knife'

Posted at 12:34 PM, Apr 26, 2016

A man in Mesa reportedly used a large hunting knife to rob another man.

Court records show that a man jumped into the passenger seat of a truck and robbed another man, threatening him with a knife that we've all seen from the Rambo movies.

Mesa police say that on the morning of April 19, a man was in his truck leaving his hotel, near Country Club Drive and Southern Avenue in Mesa, when 33-year-old Jewell Anthony Smith jumped in the passenger seat.

Smith asked the victim where he was going, to which the victim told him, "the QT across the street." Smith then demanded a ride.

When they got to the QT the victim told Smith to leave, but Smith wanted more than just a ride as he said, "Give me your keys or I'm gonna stab you."

The victim told police he got out of the truck and called 911 but did not give Smith the keys.

While he was on the phone, Smith allegedly took a backpack and other items belonging to the victim and walked away. The victim followed Smith, demanding his belongings back, until Smith stopped and pulled out a "large Rambo style knife."

The victim told police he heard Smith say, "Back off or I'm going to stab you."

Police say they found Smith at the Greyhound bus station just down the street.

Smith was arrested without incident.

He is facing charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.