SAPD: Man attacked furniture repo men with machete

Ricardo Banda, 30, charged with aggravated assault


SAN ANTONIO – A Northeast Side resident identified as Ricardo Banda, 30, is accused of going on the attack against two men who were repossessing rented furniture from his home by swinging a machete and cutting one of them. 

San Antonio police said they found the two victims, employees of Rent-A-Center, at Banda's apartment complex in the 4800 block of Goldfield Road on Monday. 

One worker was being examined by paramedics when police arrived, according to an arrest affidavit. 

The other, along with a separate witness, told officers that Banda had chased after the two workers with a machete after he showed up at his home and found them removing furniture from the apartment, the affidavit stated. 

Police said the workers told them they had spoken to Banda's wife on the phone and been given consent to enter the apartment. 

The affidavit stated that they said a short time after the phone conversation, both Banda and his wife showed up at the home. 

The workers said Banda became angry, began to argue with them, then went to his car and grabbed the machete, the affidavit stated.

One worker managed to run away, but the other was struck on the shoulder, the affidavit stated.  

The injured man, however, refused to be taken to a hospital by ambulance. 

Banda was arrested Tuesday on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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