Newspaper carrier confronted by man high on meth with machete

STILLWATER, Okla. - It was a shocking morning for a newspaper delivery man.

He was confronted by a man with a machete while tossing papers on Main Street in Stillwater.

It was early Tuesday morning.

"We got a call from a local newspaper carrier. As he was delivering papers on Main Street, he saw a guy walking," said Stillwater Police Department Captain Kyle Gibbs.

But, what he did was enough for the newspaper carrier to call for help.

"The subject he'd seen walking stopped, turned toward him, pulled a machete out of his pants and started walking toward the carrier," Gibbs said.

The delivery man called 911:

"A guy pulled out about a four-foot long machete on me out of his pants."

Within minutes, a police officer arrives.

"He sees him and tells him 'Show me your hands,' and the guy pulls the machete out of his pants again," Gibbs said.

He complies with the officer's demands and gets on the ground.

The suspect is Jose Gomez Rodriguez, and police said he was high on meth.

"The whole incident was very concerning," Gibbs said. "With the drugs involved, it certainly could have gotten worse quickly."

Police do not know why Rodriguez had the machete.

He spent more than a day in jail at the Stillwater Police Department, sobering up before he was taken to the Payne County Jail.

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Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan (C) examines product packaging containing concealed crystal methamphetamine with Australian Federal Police State Manager NSW Commander Chris Sheehan (L) and Australian Border Force Regional Commander NSW Tim Fitzgerald (R) at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Sydney on February 15, 2016. Australian police have seized more than 712 million USD in crystal methamphetamine, or ice, some concealed in gel bra inserts in one of the country's biggest drug busts. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN / AFP / SAEED KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Border Police officers stand next to a haul of crystal methamphetamine concealed in packaging at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Sydney on February 15, 2016. Australian police have seized more than 712 million USD in crystal methamphetamine, or ice, some concealed in gel bra inserts in one of the country's biggest drug busts. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN / AFP / SAEED KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Gel bra inserts (foreground L) containing concealed crystal methamphetamine is seen at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Sydney on February 15, 2016. Australian police have seized more than 712 million USD in crystal methamphetamine, or ice, some concealed in gel bra inserts in one of the country's biggest drug busts. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN / AFP / SAEED KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan (L) examines gel bra inserts containing concealed crystal methamphetamine with Australian Federal Police State Manager NSW Commander Chris Sheehan (2nd L) and Australian Border Force Regional Commander NSW Tim Fitzgerald (C) at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Sydney on February 15, 2016. Australian police have seized more than 712 million USD in crystal methamphetamine, or ice, some concealed in gel bra inserts in one of the country's biggest drug busts. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN / AFP / SAEED KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Border Police officers stand next to a haul of crystal methamphetamine concealed in packaging at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Sydney on February 15, 2016. Australian police have seized more than 712 million USD in crystal methamphetamine, or ice, some concealed in gel bra inserts in one of the country's biggest drug busts. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN / AFP / SAEED KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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