VIDEO: Man with machete threatens business owner

Posted at 11:28 PM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 10:56:06-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A security camera outside a Hillcrest business caught a terrifying moment between the owner and what appeared to be a homeless man with a machete on Tuesday.

The video shows the owner of Mayer Reprographics talking to a man sitting on the side of the store. According to a Facebook post, the business owner asked the man to move on from outside of his store. As the owner begins to walk away, the man runs up behind him and shows him a machete.
The owner seems startled and runs away, and the man with a machete begins to back off.

The video was posted on the Hillcrest Business Association's Facebook page, and the group strongly condemning the incident.

10News reached out to the owner about the incident, but he declined to speak on camera.