COSTA MESA (AP) — A Southern California man armed with a machete has been arrested for assault.

Costa Mesa police Sgt. Stephanie Selinske says 19-year old Robert Hopkins Jr. was arrested Sunday night near the a theaters complex. Investigators say Hopkins told officers he had hidden the 25-inch machete under a movie theater seat and it was recovered.

A 911 caller told police just before 9 p.m. that he was being assaulted by a man carrying a machete. The man wasn’t hurt.

The sergeant says Hopkins has been booked for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon. Bail is set at $25,000.

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Comments (4)
  1. Doreen says:

    How can this weirdo get into the theater with a machete?

    1. jaided says:

      last theater i went too had no metal detectors. i wonder how he snuck it in.

  2. Thomas Pavan says:

    Machete don’t txt!

  3. Losing says:

    charlie sheen syndrome?

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