SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNN/KOVR) - A California woman is safe after waking up and finding a stranger sleeping on her couch.
Police say Teryl Parnell grabbed a machete, called the authorities and dared the suspect to move.
"I'm not afraid and I know exactly how to use it," said Parnell. "You need to sit right here and you need to sit and wait for the cops because you're going to jail," she said she told him.
Deputies showed up and put the cuffs on 25-year-old Christopher Weaver.
"You're in my house, you're invading my space. This is what God has blessed me with, I'm going to stand in here and fight," said Parnell.
Weaver was released on bail but was reportedly picked up by police again, this time for driving a stolen car.
The attorney for a state cop fired last week for shooting at a minivan full of kids tells News 13 her client deserves his job back.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.