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PHX PD: Man speeds away from assault suspect in electric wheelchair

Posted: 1:53 PM, Jun 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-06 16:53:30-04
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PHOENIX — A man sped away from an assault suspect wielding a shovel in his electric wheelchair.

Phoenix police report that on May 31 about 9:30 p.m. a man heard a woman banging on his apartment door, demanding to enter.

The victim saw that the woman, later identified as Cynthia Elaine Aguilar, age 50, had knocked over several items outside his apartment including his electric wheelchair.

The man went out and allegedly saw Aguilar sitting on a couch around the corner with a boxcutter. She reportedly told him, "I'm not leaving, and I will cut you."

The victim retreated into his home and called the police.

He later went outside to see if Aguilar was still there, when she started to come at him with the boxcutter.

The victim then rode away on his wheelchair. Aguilar then reportedly came after him with a shovel raised above her head. However, the victim was able to speed away on his wheelchair, police say.

Aguilar was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault.