ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida teenager who wielded a plastic knife and wore a mask from the movie "Scream" has been arrested after scaring two women.
The Orlando Sentinel reports 18-year-old Bernardo Jose Teran was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated assault while wearing the mask. Orlando police say he approached the women at Royal Bay Apartments.
A woman told police that she noticed someone standing about 5 feet (1 meter) away from her with the mask on. According to a report, the woman ran into her apartment when the person raised a knife above his head. A second woman also reported a similar incident to authorities.
Police said they spotted Teran wearing the mask in a nearby wooded area and arrested him. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.
The Orlando Police also tweeted that if you are seen approaching someone and threatening with a knife, evne if plastic, you are under arrested for aggravated assault.
If you are wearing this, approach someone & threaten them with a knife, it's not funny; it's aggravated assault, and you're under arrest. pic.twitter.com/uBekCcP08T— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) October 31, 2017