Son ‘slapped mum in face’ before threatening neighbour with meat cleaver

A man has been charged after allegedly slapping his own mother in the face before going on a terrifying rampage while armed with a meat cleaver in NSW.

The shocking incident happened in the driveway of a home on Targo Road in Pendle Hill just before 1.00pm on Wednesday.

Police say the 35-year-old man and his mother were involved in a domestic dispute which allegedly turned violent as the man slapped his mother in the face.


“Officers will allege he then armed himself with a meat cleaver and smashed the rear windows and side mirrors of his neighbour’s car,” NSW police.

The man, who was angry at his 50-year-old neighbour for allegedly calling police, then threatened him with the weapon.

“He allegedly swung the meat cleaver towards his neighbour who was standing behind his front security screen door. The weapon cut through the mesh; however, the man left the premises without further incident,” NSW Police said.

The 35-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to the local police station where he was charged with two counts of malicious damage, being armed with intent to commit serious indictable offence and common assault.

He was refused bail to appear in Fairfield Local Court today.

Thankfully the man’s mother and neighbour managed to escape the terrifying ordeal uninjured.