Man with crowbar smashes windows, then threatens Night Ambassador, Saturday night in Bloomington, Indiana

Bloomington police arrested a crowbar-wielding man who broke several windows Saturday night, then threatened Bloomington’s Night Ambassador, April 2, 2022, on East Kirkwood Avenue, in Bloomington, Indiana, according to Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo.

Police responded to a disturbance around 9:38 p.m. Saturday after a man using a crowbar broke two windows at a business in the 400 block of East Kirkwood. The man also smashed the rear windows of two vehicles behind the building. One vehicle’s rear window had a hole in the shape of a crowbar, according to a court document.

According to a police supplement that’s part of the probable cause affidavit, when police arrived, they observed the man holding the crowbar being confronted by the Bloomington Night Ambassador from less than 10 feet away. The man was yelling at the Night Ambassador and then raised the crowbar causing fear. Police intervened, and the man then threw down the crowbar and began to walk away.

A police officer then threw the man to the ground, who then began to resist arrest by pulling his hand away as police tried to place him into handcuffs. The man was taken into custody and remanded to the Monroe County Jail.

The 47-year-old man is facing a level 5 felony charge for intimidation, an A misdemeanor for resisting law enforcement, and a B misdemeanor for criminal mischief causing a loss of at least 750-dollars, but not more than 50,000-dollars.

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