Skip to comments.Va. Couple Wounded In Machete Attack
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...
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A firearm by the bed would have helped.
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??
the use of sugar cane and banana choppers is kind of a tipoff
Lock and Load time
Keep saying that.
Rinse and repeat.
“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...
I think you've encapsulated our current condition perfectly.
And my family thinks I am nutsd for shopping around for a shotgun...
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...
The arguement was probably caused when the victims didn’t want their 23 yo daughter hanging out with these Hombritos.
And a door chime. Waking up being beaten is the wrong time to find out you need a gun.
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.
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.
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!
“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.)
Bang Bang Bang
There, fixed it.
Life in prison or death for home invasion...