Man Stabs Neighbor Over Reckless Driving
Armando Cantero-Chavez was driving his Ford Expedition around in a reckless manner inside the mobile home community where he lives on Tuesday afternoon.
His neighbor, Lorenzo Sanchez-Bellot, did not like this.
So he put a stop to Cantero-Chavez's crazy driving ways.
By stabbing him in the chest.
Yep. That'll do it.
According to police, Cantero-Chavez sped down a dead-end street at a high speed in his pickup, made a sharp U-turn, and then struck a tree near Sanchez-Bellot's home.
The 59-year-old Sanchez-Bellot came out of his mobile home and confronted Cantero-Chavez, calling him crazy.
Cantero-Chavez responded to being called crazy by putting on some brass knuckles and then punching Sanchez-Bellot in the chest with them, according to the police report.
Not to be outdone in the Carrying Random Weapons in My Pockets department, Sanchez-Bellot then pulled out a five-inch "gun-shaped" blade and began to stab the 28-year-old Cantero-Chavez in the chest.
Thus ending the Super Angry Neighbors With Hyphened Last Names Showdown.
Sanchez-Bellot then buried the knife in a hole just as the cops arrived on the scene.
According to some who live in the community, this wasn't the first time Cantero-Chavez was being a menace to the mobile-home society. He is known for harassing his neighbors, driving around drunk throughout the community, and being an all-around rotten guy.
So when he crashed into Sanchez-Bellot's tree, that was seemingly the last straw. Sanchez-Bellot took matters into his own hands with his pistol-shaped knife.
He later admitted to police that he was, indeed, the man responsible for stabbing Cantero-Chavez. Since he does not speak English, Sanchez-Bellot confessed to cops by pantomiming a stabbing motion and saying, "Me. I," indicating he was the mobile-home community's vigilante.
Sanchez-Bellot told police he stabbed his neighbor because he was afraid his reckless driving would harm the children playing in the area.
As for Cantero-Chavez, he was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. He also might face assault charges once he's released from the hospital.
Sanchez-Bellot was arrested and charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed weapon. He is being held on $3,600 bond.
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