Man sent to jail for machete attack

Marco Ayapanjocop

By the Daily Post staff

A San Mateo man who attacked a man and her boyfriend with a machete in North Fair Oaks has been sentenced to nine months in jail, a prosecutor said.

Marco Ayapanjocop, 41, had been in a relationship with the woman and they have a 7-year-old boy together, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

On April 15, Ayapanjocop texted the woman to say that he wanted to see his boy, Wagstaffe said.

They agreed to meet in the lobby of the woman’s apartment complex on the 300 block of Fourth Avenue.

When the woman, her boyfriend and the boy exited the elevator, Ayapanjocop ran toward the boyfriend with a machete, Wagstaffe said. The woman stood between Ayapanjocop and her boyfriend, and the two wrestled the machete out of Ayapanjocop’s hands.

The boyfriend was cut on his arm, and the woman had a mark on her arm from the struggle, Wagstaffe said.

Ayapanjocop left with the boy and police found them at a nearby park, Wagstaffe said.

Ayapanjocop pleaded guilty Tuesday (June 25) to assault with a deadly weapon. He will only be in jail for another six months because he has served about three months already, Wagstaffe said.

He will be on probation for three years after he’s freed and will not be able to contact his victims, Wagstaffe said.