Police: Cape man threatens another with knife at field
A Cape Coral man was arrested after witnesses said he threatened a fellow soccer player with a pocket knife Tuesday.
Jaison Mizael Umanzor-Mendoza, 25, of 1200 N.E. 12th St., was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
A dispute between Umanzor-Mendoza and another man began at the Hancock Ball Park after one of the men kicked the other’s soccer ball away, states a police report.
The incident was reported at 2211 Hancock Bridge Parkway at 8:32 p.m.
Umanzor-Mendoza threw a cup of water at the man and the argument escalated, at which point a third man tried to break up the fight, witnesses stated.
The third man reportedly told police Umanzor-Mendoza threatened him with a pocket knife, pointing it at him from 3 to 4 feet away, stating he would “cut his guts out.”
Umanzor-Mendoza fled when he heard police sirens, but was later located at his Cape Coral home, reports state.
The victim and witnesses positively identified Umanzor-Mendoza as the individual who brandished a pocket knife.
Umanzor-Mendoza denied threatening anyone with a knife.
Police did not locate a knife during a search of his vehicle.
Umanzor-Mendoza remained in the Lee County Jail on $15,000 bond, jail records show.