VIDEO: Cop Sparta Kicks Machete-Wielding Man To End Standoff

Correy Watson allegedly struck an occupied vehicle with a machete during his rampage.

Charlotte, NC – A machete-wielding assailant who was terrorizing customers at a McDonald’s restaurant on Oct. 30 was taken into custody following a dramatic encounter with police (video below).

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers from the Hickory Grove Division received a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at the McDonald’s restaurant on Albemarle Road at approximately 9:30 a.m., WSOC reported.

The caller told police that the suspect, later identified as 27-year-old Correy Watson, was armed with a gun and a machete.

Watson also allegedly struck an occupied vehicle with the blade.

Police located Watson out in the parking lot, but he refused to drop his weapon.

A brief video clip of the harrowing scene showed the armed suspect as he faced away from one of the officers and took a step backwards in the officer’s direction.

The officer, who was armed with a shotgun, charged towards Watson and delivered a swift kick to his upper back, knocking him to the ground, the video showed.

At least one officer deployed his Taser during the arrest, WSOC reported.

It was unclear whether or not a gun was recovered at the scene, but Watson was in possession of the machete at the time of his arrest.

According to Mecklenburg County Jail Central booking records, Watson has been charged with common law robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, injury to personal property, second-degree kidnapping, and resisting a public officer.

He remained in custody as of Wednesday morning.

Donut Operator posted a news clip from Watson’s arrest in the video below:

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ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Good job, officers! No one got hurt!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Officers throughout the country put their lives on the line everyday. This officer is an example of just how good we do our jobs.

thebronze
thebronze

That was FUCKING AWESOME.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Watson- WOW , yet another black lowlife perpetrator. How unusual.

Stay safe LEO's and first responders

onecaster2
onecaster2

We don't need "F" word in our comments broze, you jerk.

onecaster2
onecaster2

why use the F word bronze-head...

Mconde123456
Mconde123456

Yeah because his race had something to do with it right? Does THE DUKE stand for David Duke, your hero? The criminal got his ass kicked and is off the street good job Leo's. Way to taint a great story about Law enforcement doing great things by throwing in racist comments in there.

Nielkyleevankate
Nielkyleevankate

Nice kick officer. You saved lives

Nielkyleevankate
Nielkyleevankate

Yeah don't use thd F word. The perps have virgin ears.

gfc1963
gfc1963

Good stuff. How long before someone complains about polcie brutality? Or they should have de-escalated the situation before assaulting him??

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Great kick. Beats 18 pellets of 00 Buckshot.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another great take down. GO BLUE !!!

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Has anyone heard from his single mother and her attorney, who is crying fake tears about her innocent good boy, who was on his way to church, to help the homeless, go to college etc...or he's not responsible for his actions because he has mental problems, even though hes never been diagnosed. We all know she's hoping for that thug lottery to compensate for her loss of income. SMDH

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is a hero. He stopped the threat, and didn’t give the advocates a thing to say because he’s still alive. Well done sir!!!!

IPOC
IPOC

Should have just shot him in the head...