MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Murfreesboro pastor and his family are at the center of a shocking machete assault in a grocery store parking lot.
Murfreesboro Police say it happened at the Kroger on S. Church Street. Sunday afternoon, Pastor Jerry Weeden, his wife and their two grandchildren went grocery shopping. As they pulled into a parking spot, there was a shopping cart blocking the way.
Rev. Weeden pastors Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. He says the suspect quickly became angry as the two had a verbal exchange.
“He got irate,” said Rev. Weeden. “One word led to another and then he proceeds to get out of his car with a machete.”
The interaction continued to get heated. At one point, the suspect pulled out a second, larger machete and even threatened to hit Weeden’s wife, Denise, with his car.
“Why Miguel you sound like you are afraid of machetes!”
Oh hell yes I am. I have seen twice what they can do and seen the cuts up and personal at a local ER in Caracas. Machetes do not leave nice small cuts, but effing hideous long and deep lacerations. And they have enough mass to cut/crack your skull with much effort.
You have two choices when somebody waves a machete in anger at you: run like hell or be ready to stop him. The Tueller drill for machete is measures in zip codes.