A 36-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning after using what Stockton police described as a "large knife similar to a samurai sword" while he tried to rob another man.
Lymon Melton was booked for attempted robbery and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, the Stockton Police Department said in a Facebook post.
The robbery happened at 2:30 a.m. as a 38-year-old man was walking home in the area of El Dorado and Jefferson Streets, before he was confronted by Melton.
Melton demanded money and brandished his knife, then hit the victim over the head when the victim refused to give him anything. The victim fought back using his belt according to the department.