Magazine article The New American

Knife-Wielding Man at Bar

Magazine article The New American

Knife-Wielding Man at Bar

Article excerpt

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported on February 1 about an off-duty Velda City cop who found out that his law-enforcement training even came in handy off the clock. The incident occurred in a St. Louis bar, where a man became extremely intoxicated and got into a heated argument with two women. The bar employees told the irate and drunken man to leave. The man did finally leave after their repeated pleading, and the employees locked the door to prevent him from coming back. Unfortunately, the deranged drunk soon returned armed with a knife. He began violently kicking at the door and shattered the glass. He was able to open the door through the broken glass and entered the bar, menacing its occupants with his knife. The off-duty cop immediately sprang into action and confronted the knife-wielding miscreant as he was trying to slice the bartender. The officer identified himself as a police officer and drew his personal firearm. …

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