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Police: Tampa man threatened to cut off wife's head with machete

TAMPA — A man was arrested after police say he threatened to cut off his soon-to-be-divorced wife's head with a machete.

Here's what police records say happened Wednesday:

Wilfredo Baltazar, 52, was at his home at 4701 Cresthill Drive when his wife came home from work. Baltazar was drunk and started arguing with his wife.

He armed himself with a machete and threatened to cut off his wife's head. His wife ran from the residence and called police, who arrived before midnight.

Baltazar was arrested at the scene and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Records indicate he was too drunk to understand English or Spanish. He remained in jail without bail Thursday afternoon.

Police: Tampa man threatened to cut off wife's head with machete 02/04/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 4, 2010 1:35pm]
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