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Sheriff: Suspect said "I'll chop up the first cop I see"

Santa Rosa Sheriff's Dept. said man threatened neighbors with a machete. Photo: Glen Mosley Photo source: Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office

The Santa Rosa Sheriff and a K-9 helped take down a man threatening to “chop up the first cop he sees”.

This is not your normal story but it all started when Glen Mosley decided to visit neighbor after neighbor. The victims claim he threatened them all with a machete.

An arrest report states Mosley took a machete out of one neighbor’s yard and a brief confrontation followed. Deputies said he left there and went to the next neighbor’s house and refused to leave. He told the neighbor to “call the law because I will chop up the first cop I see."

Someone living on the 5100 block of Lake End Drive heard the commotion and called 911. One Santa Rosa deputy responded to the aggravated assault call. Sheriff Bob Johnson was the nearest deputy to the scene so he responded as well.

Before deputies got there, Mosley put the machete to his neighbor’s throat. The report states another neighbor heard yelling so she ran down the street and beat him with a stick to try to get him to drop the machete.

In the report, it states Mosley responded by saying "you are already dead”.

That’s when the sheriff and the deputy arrived; they noticed Mosley walking down the street with the machete. Investigators said he stuck the machete in the ground and took off running.

The sheriff and the deputy ran after him and released the K-9. The K-9 caught him first and bit Mosley in his rear and on his leg. The sheriff handcuffed the suspect.

Luckily, none of the neighbors were injured.

Mosley was taken to Santa Rosa Hospital and released to deputies for a minor scratch.

Mosley is now charged with resisting arrest, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, trespassing and theft.

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