More “fun” with machetes

Medellin, Colombia.

What amazes me the most in this video is that the cops capture the guy alive. They would usually put several rounds on him and call it a day. Probably the presence of family had something to do with it.

The civilian with the jacket? He is trying to render the blade “safe” by wrapping it around the garment. Ballsy but stupid as you need to get close to a guy whacked out of his mind with a machete.

And I think most everybody was keeping more than 21 feet from the “Machetero.”

Hat Tip to Active Self ProtectionThey are always coming up with very illustrative videos.

6 Replies to “More “fun” with machetes”

  1. How long before someone trots this out as an example of how cops here could do this as a non-lethal arrest? Just be sure to remind that if this situation happened here, how many folks would be screaming bloody hell that the police let a civilian even get that close, and would be in deep doodoo if the civy were hurt.
    So, lesson learned if this happened here: if PO shoot the guy, they’re wrong. If they let a civilian handle it, they’re wrong cuz the civy could have been killed, and then that would be their fault for not keeping him out of harms way..
    Yet another case of no responsibilty on the part of the guy actually commiting the action. If you get high and swing a weapon around, you can get hurt. If you take on a guy swinging a machete, you could get hurt. None of which is cops fault, amazing restraint on their part, actually.




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        1. The scene originally was supposed to be a sword fight. They were in location somewhere I forget in Africa and Harrison Ford got a nasty case of the “runs.” He could no stay on stage for long without to run back to the facilities. So it was decided to cut short the scene by simply shooting the Sword-wielding giant.
          So basically, because of non-stopping crap and a “Ahh fuck it, let’s finish this” decision, one of the most iconic scenes in movie history came to be.




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          1. HAH. That’s too funny. Always neat to hear the back story on what led up to a (usually) accidental iconic scene coming together. Poor guy. Could have used some Imodium, huh? LOL




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