YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Dominican native from Elmwood Park man chased his ex-girlfriend with a machete that he pulled from his car trunk and was arrested moments later, police said.
The woman locked herself in his car during an argument with 45-year-old Edison Ortiz yesterday afternoon and he smashed the driver-side window with the weapon, Police Chief Michael Foligno said this morning.
She ran and Ortiz chased her, “brandishing the machete and swinging it at her,” Foligno said.
He took off when he heard the police sirens, but officers found him a short time later — and recovered the weapon, the chief said.
Ortiz was being held on $50,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with aggravated assault.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
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