SAPD: Man attacks boy with machete at ex-girlfriend's house

Man was upset his ex-girlfriend broke up with him, police say

Courtesy: Bexar County Jail
Courtesy: Bexar County Jail

SAN ANTONIO – A 57-year-old man was arrested by San Antonio police after he showed up at his ex-girlfriend's home with a machete because he was upset she broke up with him, according to police.

In an arrest affidavit, an officer with the San Antonio Police Department said Ernesto Zamora went to his ex-girlfriend's home Saturday on the city's East Side. When a teenage boy answered the door, Zamora was standing in the doorway holding a machete.

Family members inside the house were able to run out of the house but Zamora went around the back and caught up to them, slashing at the boy and nearly hitting him in the head, according to the affidavit.

The SAPD officer said in the affidavit Zamora broke several windows of the home and took off before police arrived.

Zamora is now being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. His bail was set at $30,000.

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