A 58-year-old Glendale man was arrested early Monday after he allegedly threatened his neighbor with a large kitchen knife upon being told he was being evicted, police said.

Artie Mendoza was taken into custody about 1:50 a.m. in the 1200 block of Mariposa Street, according to Glendale police.

A witness told officers that Mendoza allegedly challenged his neighbor to a fight as he swung the knife in his left hand and proclaimed that he was a killer, police said.

At one point, Mendoza’s knife punctured a wall near where the neighbor was standing, police said.

The neighbor and Mendoza had dinner and were drinking alcohol at Islands restaurant before the incident, according to police. The neighbor reportedly told police that Mendoza had too much to drink.

They began arguing at the restaurant and it continued when they got home, police said.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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