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Machete-wielding man shot by LAPD
ABC News LA ^ | OCT. 22, 2011 | Leanne Suter

Posted on 10/23/2011 2:14:17 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles police officers opened fire on a suspect armed with a machete. He attacked another man inside a food truck, and then smashed the vehicle into two parked cars.

The incident happened on Saturday shortly before 4 a.m. at Beverly Boulevard and Berendo Street in the Westlake District.

Investigators say the victim was eating outside the taco truck when he was attacked by a machete wielding suspect.

The man with the machete then dragged the victim into the food truck. The two employees inside managed to escape before the suspect took off and crashed the truck into several parked cars.

When officers arrived, the suspect exited the truck carrying a bloody machete.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; US: California
KEYWORDS: berendostreet; beverlyboulevard; california; gunfight; knife; lapd; losangeles; machete; tacohell; tacotruck; westlake
Question: Are machetes used in the making of tacos?
1 posted on 10/23/2011 2:14:24 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

No, they aren’t.


2 posted on 10/23/2011 2:15:08 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

They are in my neighborhood


3 posted on 10/23/2011 2:20:33 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: La Enchiladita

Doesn’t sound like he worked in the truck. He just stole it.


4 posted on 10/23/2011 2:20:52 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: La Enchiladita

Nothing good happens at 4 AM, especially in a large city.


5 posted on 10/23/2011 2:21:01 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Abolish TSA....Abolish Department of Fatherland Security...Just Say NO to the American Police State!)
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To: La Enchiladita

They are in my neighborhood


6 posted on 10/23/2011 2:21:29 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: La Enchiladita

That depends.

Whose the meat?


7 posted on 10/23/2011 2:21:35 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: La Enchiladita

2 clues here, around 4am and Taser was infective.....guy was high?


8 posted on 10/23/2011 2:22:48 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: La Enchiladita

9 posted on 10/23/2011 2:23:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jonty30

10 posted on 10/23/2011 2:24:23 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: dfwgator

I was waiting for that analogy.
LOL.


11 posted on 10/23/2011 2:25:29 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Why didn’t the guy eating tacos just double tap the machette weilding perp with his CCW?

Oh wait ...


12 posted on 10/23/2011 2:26:43 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: al baby
They are in my neighborhood

Right now? For heaven's sake, call the police!!

13 posted on 10/23/2011 2:26:49 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

¡Buenos dias! Who wants tacos al pastor?”

14 posted on 10/23/2011 2:27:42 PM PDT by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Westlake district is where most “si si puede” rallies originate. Interesting place... once you get out of the subway, someone sells you fake Cali Drivers licenses.


15 posted on 10/23/2011 2:28:26 PM PDT by max americana
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To: RichInOC

I guess...Machete didn’t improvise...

And now that he’s dead...Machete don’t text...


16 posted on 10/23/2011 2:33:18 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 10/23/11, 380/455 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/20/13))
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To: RichInOC

Ay, ay, ay!!!
Ya no tengo hambre.


17 posted on 10/23/2011 2:43:48 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

There are only about 150 people in my metropolis. It was quiet out there at 4AM this morning but I did see a couple of shooting stars.


18 posted on 10/23/2011 2:53:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Always give correct change.

In November 2012, for example.

Thanks La Enchiladita.


19 posted on 10/23/2011 3:05:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: La Enchiladita

I called and they said press one for Spanish press two for Vietnamese push three for Ebonics press four for English I hung up


20 posted on 10/23/2011 3:08:28 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: La Enchiladita
"Hopefully we find the motive for this horrific incident."

Just having a bit of fun, I would guess. Things get a bit slow at 4:00AM. That's quite a pileup of cars he achieved. Almost looks like a modern sculpture.

21 posted on 10/23/2011 3:24:32 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: RichInOC

LMAO!


22 posted on 10/23/2011 3:25:42 PM PDT by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: al baby

Those are some robust knives there........


23 posted on 10/23/2011 3:27:00 PM PDT by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: RichInOC

My favorite is Mr. Sulu from Star Trek on the episode where he was wielding a sword. Not exacly a machete, but still a menacing weapon of choice.


24 posted on 10/23/2011 3:44:04 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
My favorite is Mr. Sulu from Star Trek on the episode where he was wielding a sword.

He must have seen some nude photos of Captain Kirk.

25 posted on 10/23/2011 3:45:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: al baby

Octomom really isn’t that bad looking of a woman.

If it weren’t for the fact that she has all those kids and weren’t a mess and a half, she’d be sorta dateable.


26 posted on 10/23/2011 3:48:26 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: La Enchiladita

No. They are used to obtain tacos from those who make them.


27 posted on 10/23/2011 4:12:51 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: La Enchiladita

He broke the rule...brought a knife to a gun fight...


28 posted on 10/23/2011 4:50:12 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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29 posted on 10/23/2011 6:01:31 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: La Enchiladita

There can be only one.


30 posted on 10/23/2011 6:02:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: cripplecreek

Crowded neighborhood you live in! There MIGHT be 150 in a 2.5 mile radius of us, but that’s probably pushing it, even in the summer.

Always quiet at 4 AM, unless the coyotes are singing.


31 posted on 10/23/2011 7:19:22 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

There’s something like 2000 people in our 38 square mile township but I live in “town”.


32 posted on 10/23/2011 7:23:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek

Nothing good happens in Westlake...


33 posted on 10/23/2011 7:29:01 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

We did have our first shooting in more than 20 years a couple years ago. The guy was shot 8 times at point blank range with a .38 and lived. Not only did he live, he didn’t press charges and the perp was out on the streets in 6 months.

It was an estranged husband/wife/boyfriend thing and they were all from Yipsilanti (And nuthin good happens in Yipsi)


34 posted on 10/23/2011 7:34:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek

We have 1750 sq miles in the county; 4 towns, plus several communities, and still only manage to have 7,100 people.

OTOH, nearly every year, at least one local graduate makes it into a service academy. A couple years ago, we had the trifecta; one West Point; one Annapolis; and one Colorado Springs.

Your town sounds about the right size to suit me, if I had to live ‘in town’.


35 posted on 10/23/2011 7:55:35 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ack, I went to school there. The gang bangers would come out and hang out in the middle of campus at night. They minded their manners SOMEWHAT.


36 posted on 10/23/2011 8:01:32 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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