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David Aranda Tried to Jump a 6-Foot Block Wall -- You Think He Made It?

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David Aranda got a bit rowdy at a Phoenix bar Saturday night, based on what the cops say -- he got kicked out for being disorderly, then came back to threaten people with a screwdriver.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, employees at the MVP Sports Bar said Aranda came back with a knife, but when the cops caught up with Aranda and his buddies a few blocks away, they discovered that he was holding a screwdriver.

The cops tried to contact Aranda, but he tossed the screwdriver and ran away, according to the documents.

While being chased by the cops, Aranda decided he would jump over a 6-foot block wall.

For this, we'll pull out the rare afternoon poll, and you can cast your vote for whether you think he made it -- the rest of the story can be found on page two:

Of course he didn't make it.

"[Aranda] tried to jump over a six foot block wall, however was unsuccessful, and was able to be taken into custody..." the arresting officer writes in a probable-cause statement.

People at the bar confirmed Aranda was the guy threatening people with a pointy object, according to court documents.

Victims and witnesses told police that Aranda said he was in the Mexican Mafia, and "would get his gang to hurt them," the documents state.

Aranda did successfully make it over one fence before plowing into the wall, which earned him a criminal trespassing charge, according to the documents. He also faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and gang intimidation.

Aranda also had two warrants out for his arrest, and will not be able to post bond.


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