Man Arrested With Machete in RNC Event Zone
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office were forced to restrain a man inside the event zone in downtown Tampa.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies were on foot patrol around 2:15 p.m. today in the Republican National Convention event zone when they spotted a man later identified as Jason Wilson carrying a full size machete strapped to his leg.
Deputies approached Wilson ordering him to stop and yet he continued walking away from them. When deputies caught up to Wilson, he claimed he did not have to stop and that he was allowed to carry what ever he wanted. The deputies attempted to physically stop him, at which time he began resisting and had to be physically restrained.
Wilson was arrested and has been charged with resisting arrest without violence. He is currently being detained at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.