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Police nab machete man

by Juliana Keeping Published: November 2, 2012

To follow up my machete man posts…police caught machete man.

Michael Rogers, 31
Michael Rogers, 31

My colleague Matt Dinger wrote a detailed story on the arrest that followed the golf club v. machete attack. It went down after a man heard a crash and saw a man wearing a painter’s respirator mask puncturing the tires and smashing glass of his neighbor’s pickup. He grabbed a golf club and tried to stop the man messing with the pickup. That didn’t go well. ‘Cause the pickup attacker in the painter’s mask grabbed a machete, which trumps golf club.

Here’s what Matt came up with.

After the Halloween attack, Michael Rogers, 31, later identified as the machete-wielder, posted a confessional video defending himself in the whole shabang on You Tube, which was picked up by local TV stations like KFOR before being erased from You Tube. The 31-year-old was booked into Oklahoma County jail on a complaint of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

If you watch it, the rambling account of girlfriend troubles, politics and various other complaints about “the system” is laced with profanity.


by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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