Amber Portwood's Machete Incident Was Caught On Tape

Amber Portwood

Just when we think the situation involving Amber Portwood can't get worse ... it does. On Monday, TMZ released audio and video footage of Amber's alleged machete incident, and it makes the situation with the Teen Mom star even more terrifying than we originally thought.

Seriously -- we're so glad baby James and ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon are both safe and out of harm's way. 

  • So much footage has surfaced from the cameras in Amber and Andrew's house, and it's frightening. 

    Both TMZ and Without A Crystal Ball have shared this footage so far, and it's pretty alarming. 

    Amber is blaming Andrew for leaving his stuff all over the house, while Andrew is questioning Amber about her meds -- it's not a pretty scene, and then there's audio of what sounds like a machete being used on a door.

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  • There's also a photo of the door, and it's rough.

    If Amber was truly trying to slice through the door with a machete and left those marks, the situation in their home that July 4 had to be much, much worse than we could have imagined. 

    It's honestly surprising that it didn't all turn out worse than it did -- and it makes us wonder what else Andrew has had to endure in their time together.

  • Last month, Amber signed a plea deal that helped her escape prison time after the incident.

    As E! News reported at the time, Amber pleaded guilty to domestic battery, which landed her 2 1/2 years of probation. While she's allowed to leave the state for work, she cannot leave for any other reason without getting her travel approved first. 

    So far, it doesn't sound like she and Andrew have hammered out a custody agreement involving their son James quite yet. 

  • It's hard to predict what will happen next, but hopefully, this will be a turning point for Amber.

    This kind of behavior is not OK, especially with a baby in the mix. James deserves better from her -- and so does her daughter Leah, with ex Gary Shirley.

    Here's hoping she and Andrew are able to work something out, and that everyone stays safe.