Police arrested a Palo Alto man Tuesday morning who they said tried to stab another man at Buena Vista Mobile Home Park two weeks earlier.
Investigators said at about 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 5 a man and a woman, both in their 30s, were standing in front of the woman's home in the El Camino Real mobile-home park when Edgar Donis, 30, approached them. Donis, who knew the woman, allegedly brandished a small knife and threatened the man, police said.
The woman stood between the two men and convinced Donis to leave. A few minutes after, Donis returned to the home where the man was standing outside alone. Donis called him to come, and when he did, Donis allegedly brandished the same knife and attempted to stab him, police said. The man was able to deflect the knife and retreated into his friend's home uninjured.
On Tuesday, Aug. 18, at about 1 a.m., patrol officers located Donis in the parking lot of a service station next to the mobile-home park, police said. Donis was arrested without incident and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon.
Police are asking that anyone with information about this incident call the police department's dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.