When most people hear the phrase “assault with a deadly weapon” on the news, they assume that a gun or a knife was involved. If you’ve been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, it’s safe to assume whatever you had in your hand could do some serious damage. Whether that item was a knife, a gun, or some other object, it all equals up to the same charge.
But what about the old urban myth about someone’s hands being considered “deadly weapons”? What if someone who’s actually a skilled fighter gets into an altercation? That’s the situation Orange County deputies found themselves in when they responded to a domestic disturbance call in Mission Viejo.
Sheriff deputies were summoned to the 26200 block of Avenida Calidad after neighbors heard a woman screaming. When deputies arrived they were met with a world famous mixed martial artist who fights under the name Mayhem. The man acted aggressively and threw ceramic tiles at the officers. The police pursued the man into the backyard, where he threatened them with a large metal pole and a fire extinguisher. He was finally subdued with a stun gun and booked for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.
While being charged with “assault with a deadly weapon” usually relates to traditional weapons like guns and knives, in the eyes of the law almost anything can be a deadly weapon.
If you or a loved one is currently facing assault with a deadly weapon charges, call the Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti. We can be reached, day or night, at (714) 530-9690.