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Va. Couple Wounded In Machete Attack
Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2009 | Tom Jackman

Posted on 10/10/2009 8:03:26 AM PDT by La Lydia

It was shortly after midnight, and the Fairfax County couple were fast asleep in their quiet Oak Hill neighborhood. That's when three shadowy figures suddenly began pummeling them -- and one was wielding a machete. The beating became bloody. Then the silent home invaders left. That's when the homeowner screaming for help out the window of his second-floor master bedroom sparked calls to 911, and then an intense police investigation that resulted in the arrests of two men and the ongoing search for a third, Fairfax police said Friday.

Police think that the couple's 23-year-old daughter complained to some friends after fighting with her parents. But they do not think she knew that her friends would burst into the brick colonial home on Cinnamon Oaks Court near West Ox Road and attack her parents...

The victims "sustained serious injuries . . . head and upper-body trauma," although they were not life-threatening, said a Fairfax police spokeswoman...

Because the victims weren't fatally wounded by the machete, investigators surmised that the attackers did not intend to kill them. Police do not think the invasion was gang-related.

Three Herndon men were charged with malicious wounding in the attack. Rolando Miranda-Perez, 18, of the 1000 block of Saber Lane, and Noe Eli Alvarado-Chopin, 22, of the 13300 block of Parcher Avenue, were arrested Thursday and are being held in the Fairfax jail without bond. A third suspect, Raul Antonio Aleman Argueta, 20, of the 13300 block of Parcher Avenue, was at large...

Gang-related machete attacks in Northern Virginia, involving gang members assaulting those from rival gangs, have been characterized by hacking off victims' fingers...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: amnesty; anchorbabyterrorist; fairfaxcounty; familyvalues; herndon; homeinvasion; illegal; immigrants; immigration; latinoterrorism; ms13; theywanttoassimilate; wot
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No word on the immigration status of the machete-wielding home invaders. It has come to this. People sleeping peacefully in their own suburban homes are attacked with machetes so that our country can be more "diverse."
1 posted on 10/10/2009 8:03:26 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: AuntB; Tennessee Nana; Liz

machete attack ping


2 posted on 10/10/2009 8:04:01 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

A firearm by the bed would have helped.


3 posted on 10/10/2009 8:06:21 AM PDT by JamesA (Life is a adventure and RANGERS still lead the way.)
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To: La Lydia

At least they are still alive, unlike that woman in NH who also was slashed with a machete. Is this getting to be a weapon of choice for young scumbags??


4 posted on 10/10/2009 8:06:28 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: La Lydia

the use of sugar cane and banana choppers is kind of a tipoff


5 posted on 10/10/2009 8:06:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: La Lydia

Lock and Load time


6 posted on 10/10/2009 8:06:46 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (In Defense of Liberty.........Radicalism may be necessary.)
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To: La Lydia
All cultures are equally good.
People are basically good...

Keep saying that.
Rinse and repeat.

7 posted on 10/10/2009 8:07:11 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Obama Garden Club: Nothing but plants.)
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To: La Lydia

“Because the victims weren’t fatally wounded by the machete, investigators surmised that the attackers did not intend to kill them.”

Great...detectives slash psychiatrists slash social workers equals victims slashed...


8 posted on 10/10/2009 8:07:14 AM PDT by jessduntno (Tell Obama to STFU - Stop The Federal Usurpation.)
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To: La Lydia
People sleeping peacefully in their own suburban homes are attacked with machetes so that our country can be more "diverse."

I think you've encapsulated our current condition perfectly.

9 posted on 10/10/2009 8:07:19 AM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: La Lydia

Probably Amish.


10 posted on 10/10/2009 8:07:43 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: La Lydia

And my family thinks I am nutsd for shopping around for a shotgun...


11 posted on 10/10/2009 8:07:47 AM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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To: silverleaf

I will never understand why the good people of the Commonwealth put up with this. This needs to become issue numero uno in the governors race there. It is time for a citizens march on Richmond. Imagine the site of 20k citizens marching to the capital with machetes...


12 posted on 10/10/2009 8:08:19 AM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Victory or Death in the War on Terror)
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To: La Lydia

The arguement was probably caused when the victims didn’t want their 23 yo daughter hanging out with these Hombritos.


13 posted on 10/10/2009 8:08:22 AM PDT by proudpapa (Obama - Worst One Ever!)
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To: JamesA
A firearm by the bed would have helped.

And a door chime. Waking up being beaten is the wrong time to find out you need a gun.

14 posted on 10/10/2009 8:08:39 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: TNCMAXQ

Getting to be? They are all over the place. There have been countless machete attacks in Northern Virginia over the past several years, some involving murder, some involving severed limbs and digits. There is a large mall in Springfield, close to where this happened, where there have been machete fights/assaults in the parking lot.


15 posted on 10/10/2009 8:09:00 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Machete = Mara Salvatrucha. This is in northern Virginia, where there is a high concentration. Still waiting for a remake of The Warriors ending at the Tyson’s Corner mall.


16 posted on 10/10/2009 8:10:01 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: jessduntno

I am sure that makes them feel better, after being attacked with a machete, to be told by police that there was no intent to kill them!


17 posted on 10/10/2009 8:10:05 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

“Jennings said that because the attack was not a random invasion but an apparently targeted assault, details were not publicized because “no public safety issue was involved” and because police wanted to quickly capture the suspects.”

Not gang-related my foot. This sounds to me like someone wanted to send these poor folks a “message”. It would be interesting to know if the couple owns a neighborhood business or the like (i.e. being targeted for shakedown/refusing to pay protection money, etc.)


18 posted on 10/10/2009 8:10:27 AM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: JamesA

Bang

Bang Bang Bang

Bang.

There, fixed it.


19 posted on 10/10/2009 8:11:11 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: La Lydia

Life in prison or death for home invasion...


20 posted on 10/10/2009 8:11:17 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Clemenza

Northern Virginia, where I live, is overrun with these people, who are nearly all illegals who came here from Central American and have been granted “temporary special status” to stay, despite the fact they are known criminals. That status is only until they can be amnestied.


21 posted on 10/10/2009 8:11:59 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: JamesA
A firearm by the bed would have helped.

__________________________________________

Not in this case.

22 posted on 10/10/2009 8:12:03 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: Mr. K

A relative just bought the Taurus Judge for home defense; has a couple of young children and wife at home. The 410 shotshells or .45 Colt will handle most “issues”.


23 posted on 10/10/2009 8:13:54 AM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: La Lydia

“I am sure that makes them feel better, after being attacked with a machete, to be told by police that there was no intent to kill them!”

Yeah, especially when the attack was from a group notorious for bloody attacks with machetes. I keep one next to the front door for nuisance patrol, if I want someone (usually Greenpeace or such) away from the door I just pick it up and head out like I’m going to the garden...they tend to leave pretty quick...used it for cutting palm fronds and one day walked into the back yard and saw the gardener with one and thought “hmmmmmm...kinda scary looking”...so I got that going for me...


24 posted on 10/10/2009 8:17:30 AM PDT by jessduntno (Tell Obama to STFU - Stop The Federal Usurpation.)
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To: La Lydia
“...Rolando Miranda-Perez, 18, of the 1000 block of Saber Lane...”

Saber Lane. Gotta love synchronicity.

25 posted on 10/10/2009 8:18:40 AM PDT by PLMerite (Speak Truth to Stupid.)
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To: silverleaf
From the WP comments:

"If you make machetes illegal, then only illegals will have machetes."

26 posted on 10/10/2009 8:19:45 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: TNCMAXQ
Looks like the machete may be competing with other "instruments". The statement that they didn't really intend to kill them is astonishing.

Investigators think that all three attackers were armed but that one wielded a machete and the others used blunt instruments, possibly baseball bats. Because the victims weren't fatally wounded by the machete, investigators surmised that the attackers did not intend to kill them.

27 posted on 10/10/2009 8:20:38 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Tahoe3002

If you break into my house in the middle of the night, you are guilty. That’s the verdict of Judge Mossberg, with pistol grip.


28 posted on 10/10/2009 8:21:28 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: La Lydia

We willingly import a perpetually violent underclass that kills thousands of our fellow citizens every year because “they work cheap” and we don’t have the stomach for border enforcement because we don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings.


29 posted on 10/10/2009 8:21:58 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: jessduntno

Where do you obtain them? I think I need one. It would coordinate nicely with my lovely wittle Glock.


30 posted on 10/10/2009 8:22:06 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

If they are illegals it’s Bush’s fault for not really protecting Americans from terrorists.


31 posted on 10/10/2009 8:23:16 AM PDT by stockpirate ("if my thought-dreams could be seen. They'd probably put my head in a guillotine" Dylan)
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To: stockpirate

It’s all Bush’s fault, including the Nobel Prize thingy.


32 posted on 10/10/2009 8:24:31 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Here is something to get you laughing.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/99370/the-tonight-show-with-conan-obrien-sesame-street-does-health-care


33 posted on 10/10/2009 8:27:14 AM PDT by stockpirate ("if my thought-dreams could be seen. They'd probably put my head in a guillotine" Dylan)
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To: La Lydia
Isn't Multiculturalism great??\s
34 posted on 10/10/2009 8:28:09 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: stockpirate

I had seen that before. What does it have to do with machete attacks in suburbia?


35 posted on 10/10/2009 8:29:08 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: PLMerite
"....Rolando MIRANDA-Perez of SABER Lane"

Was he read his own rights?

"Noe Eli Avarado CHOPIN...."

Machete-wielder with an apropos last name.

Yep, the synchronicity is sharply obvious.

Leni

36 posted on 10/10/2009 8:32:12 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is Missing Its Idiot!)
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To: La Lydia

I was trying to brighten up your day.


37 posted on 10/10/2009 8:35:55 AM PDT by stockpirate ("if my thought-dreams could be seen. They'd probably put my head in a guillotine" Dylan)
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To: La Lydia
Hang them in public so all will know that if anyone attacks this way they will be hung.
38 posted on 10/10/2009 8:39:56 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT (I will always be a Soldier)
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To: stockpirate

Thank you. My day will brighten up as soon as I get my own machete.


39 posted on 10/10/2009 8:41:11 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
...then an intense police investigation that resulted in the arrests of two men and the ongoing search for a third, Fairfax police said Friday.

Three Herndon men were charged with malicious wounding in the attack.

Its impressive police work (or bad journalism) when an arrest is made between the first and fifth paragraph.

40 posted on 10/10/2009 8:43:42 AM PDT by SampleMan (No one should die on a gov. waiting list., or go broke because the gov. has dictated their salary.)
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To: La Lydia

Remember, don’t bring a machete to a gun fight.


41 posted on 10/10/2009 8:44:36 AM PDT by stockpirate ("if my thought-dreams could be seen. They'd probably put my head in a guillotine" Dylan)
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To: Clemenza

LOL...that would be a funny movie. Only the obstacles the Warriors would have to face would be rush hour traffic on 495, fallen trees on Chain Bridge Road, a metro accident on the blue line and a motorcade with some VIP blocking their escape route.


42 posted on 10/10/2009 8:46:12 AM PDT by Crolis ("Nemo me impune lacessit!" - "No one provokes me with impunity!")
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To: Larry Lucido

A large dog is an important part of any good security system. The dog can be killed, but provides both an alarm and enough time to arm yourself.


43 posted on 10/10/2009 8:46:23 AM PDT by SampleMan (No one should die on a gov. waiting list., or go broke because the gov. has dictated their salary.)
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To: La Lydia

Got mine from the gardener...but I think you can get them at garden shops.


44 posted on 10/10/2009 8:46:59 AM PDT by jessduntno (Tell Obama to STFU - Stop The Federal Usurpation.)
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To: TNCMAXQ

Machetes are a trademark of MS-13, but since the whole Hispanic culture traditionally uses them to cut lots of things, any Hispanic gang might use them. They are quiet, don’t leave brass, and are terrifying. They use them to send a message.


45 posted on 10/10/2009 8:47:21 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: LomanBill
Bang---------Front door.

Bang Bang Bang--------------Dead perps.

Bang.---------------Warning shot?

46 posted on 10/10/2009 8:50:05 AM PDT by SampleMan (No one should die on a gov. waiting list., or go broke because the gov. has dictated their salary.)
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To: Larry Lucido

The daughter probably let them in.


47 posted on 10/10/2009 8:50:50 AM PDT by Little Ray (Obama is a kamikaze president aimed at the heart of this Republic.)
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To: La Lydia
Officials said gang-related crime has dropped more than 15 percent in Fairfax since 2005.

Wow! Way to go!
48 posted on 10/10/2009 8:50:50 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: stockpirate

Depends.
If one guy has a machete in his hand and his opponent’s gun is holstered, and he is within 15 feet, bet on the guy with the machete... He’s probably gonna get in at least one good whack before the other guy pulls the gun. With a machete, that’s all takes.


49 posted on 10/10/2009 8:53:55 AM PDT by Little Ray (Obama is a kamikaze president aimed at the heart of this Republic.)
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To: La Lydia

50 posted on 10/10/2009 8:55:32 AM PDT by Gritty (Immigration is now like UN peacekeeping; an activity in which we have no “national interest”-MkSte)
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