A Mesa man allegedly used homemade nunchakus to assault his wife during an argument.
Mesa police report that on June 1 they received a 911 call from a child saying their mother was hit with a metal bar by their father.
When police arrived at the home, near Dobson Road and Southern Avenue, neighbors reported to them that they saw two children running from the house and calling for help.
The children reported to police that they saw their mother holding a knife and telling her husband, 52-year-old Scott Allen West, to stay away from her. They also say West grabbed a pair of nunchakus and struck the victim in the head causing her to bleed.
Police say West allegedly admitted to hitting her in the head with the martial arts weapon that he made with metal pipes, electrical tape and nylon cord. West claims his wife threw the knife at him but was still armed with another knife when he struck her. Police say they only found one knife on the floor.
Police report that the victim needed nine staples to close the wound to her head. They also say they located the nunchakus hidden in a hallway air vent.
Police say West has been the subject of four police reports in the past two months and fifteen arrests since 1992.
West has been charged with aggravated assault and weapons misconduct.