Man Carries Knife to Avoid 'Mean Mugging,' Complaint Says
Suspect tells police he's carrying a knife because he concerned the men may "run up" on him, according to a criminal complaint.
A 49-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges alleging he pointed a knife at a problematic neighbor.
Reginald D. McIntyre was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court last week with one count of carrying a concealed weapon, one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 34 months in prison and $31,500 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Waukesha police were called to the 100 block of South Grandview Avenue after a man was reported with a knife. When they arrived, a man said McIntyre swore and pointed a 7-inch knife that was in a sheath at him.
The man’s friend said he asked McIntyre for a cigarette, which started the incident. After the other man said “we can squash this, we better than this,” McIntyre got into a car with a woman and drove off.
Police found the car at Mobil and placed McIntyre under arrest as he walked out of the station. Inside the car, they found two knives and a device used for smoking marijuana.
McIntyre said the two men were “mean mugging” him and he was afraid they were going to “run up” on him, so he was carrying the knife. He was going with the woman to get items to make lasagna when one of the men asked him for cigarette.
He’s currently free on $250 bond while awaiting trial.