Victim threatened by knife-wielding man who says he is Bruce Lee

Victim threatened by knife-wielding man who says he is Bruce Lee (Image 1)
Victim threatened by knife-wielding man who says he is Bruce Lee (Image 1)

A 49-year-old man was arrested after police say he threatened another man with a knife after introducing himself as Bruce Lee.

The incident happened Saturday in the 1000 block of Murfreesboro Pike around 2:30 p.m.

According to an affidavit, Arsenio Avila began to yell at the victim while walking down the road, stating he had a backpack and that he was Bruce Lee.

The victim told police he responded by saying he was Mike Tyson.

Avila reportedly then put his backpack down and pulled out a 10-inch knife, walking toward the victim in a threatening manner.

The victim was able to run away and call authorities.

Once police were on the scene, officers stated they noticed Avila was heavily intoxicated.

Avila also reportedly admitted to having a large knife but that he lost it. The knife was never found.

Avila was charged with aggravated assault and public intoxication, as well as one count of unlawful possession after police say they found weed in his pocket.

He was booked into the Metro jail on $8,500 bond.

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