It was frightening.
It was after 1:00pm, my photographer Gary Brainard and I were doing what we do all the time. We were assigned to go by DASH, the Kardashian's West Hollywood clothing store, to find out about an altercation. We were told a woman with a gun went in, pointed it at the clerk and messed up shelves of clothing.
As we were outside a woman came out of nowhere ranting about the Kardashians. Her sentences were filled with expletives, but in essence she threatened..."They'll be (expletive) executed. You hear me? The Kardashians will be executed if they step on communist territory." She ranted about Cuba and the Castros. As she turned around...looking at that point, we were frozen in place - not really knowing what was happening. We were just on autopilot. It's not the first time we've seen people go on a rant. She even started rambling about President Trump and the United Nations.
It's just the first time at least for this reporter, somebody said "do you (expletive) want to get stabbed" - while brandishing a machete.
That was upsetting and, I think ate seen someone waving a machete.
Well, The next thing we know the woman waving the machete shoves it in an opening of the locked door of the store.
Deputies say the unidentified behind the counter, knocked the items off the counter and that's when she said "stay away from Cuba."
Why she said that is totally unknown, but she also rambled about Cuba before our camera started to roll.
After she shoved the machete into the door she started walking down the sidewalk...I followed a few steps...yelled "Lady" to get her attention" she turned and said to me, "Don't follow me...I have a gun."
I saw her go around the corner, but my photographer Gary Brainard and I will never forget these words as she looked at Gary...
"You wanna (expletive) get stabbed." Deputies say the woman is the same one who less than an hour earlier went into the Kardashian's West Hollywood store and threatened the clerk. Lt. William Nash with West Hollywood Sheriffs says, "...she pointed the gun at the employee."
Deputies are on the lookout for the woman who, deputies say, could face charges of assault with a deadly weapon if caught.More