Police: Man arrested with machete, marijuana told officers to shoot him

Police in Stamford arrested a Massachusetts man who they say had marijuana and a machete in his car and told officers to shoot him.



According to police, marijuana could be smelled coming from Mario Morales' car near the ShopRite plaza on Shippan Avenue Sunday night. Officers then found the 27-inch machete under some clothing in the trunk.



Police say it took several officers to finally arrest Morales, who they say kept screaming, "Just shoot me!" In addition to the weapon, officers say they found marijuana and one round of .38 special ammunition in the car.



Morales was arrested on a weapons charge and taken to Stamford Hospital for a mental health evaluation. Police say he was driving without vehicle registration or insurance.


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