PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Criminal charges have been filed against a 25-year-old man who is accused of attacking two people using a screwdriver.
Brandon S. Hare was arrested early Thursday morning by Portland police assault detectives following the altercation. Police said he was walking by the Rialto Café near Southwest Alder and Southwest 4th Avenue when he reportedly asked a woman for a cigarette. The woman told Hare that she didn't have one, but he kept standing there looking at her, police said. For some reason, Hare got agitated and called the victim several expletives, court documents state.
The bouncer at the establishment noticed Hare and asked him to leave the area, police said. Hare reportedly threw a doughnut at the bouncer and then started walking away from the bar, court documents state. About 15-20 feet away, Hare stopped, pulled out a screwdriver from his pocket and then started walking toward the bouncer. The bouncer asked Hare to drop the screwdriver, so he picked up a wooden sign and held it in front of him out of fear he would be attacked, court documents state.
The bouncer was able to defend himself using his hands, police said. The two men got into an altercation and Hare stabbed the bouncer in his ear with the screwdriver, police said. At that point, several people raced out to the bouncer's aid and held Hare down, court documents state. Another man was stabbed in the hand during the fight, police said.
When Portland police questioned Hare about what happened, he continued to say "I don't know." On the way to the Multnomah County Detention Center, Hare started yelling, "You should kill all these women…I wanna cut out their [expletive] and shove them down their throats," court documents state. Detectives said during their interview, Hare said he felt he was being harassed by women at the establishment, court documents state.
During the police interrogation, Hare reportedly threatened the wife and daughters of the detective, court documents state.
Hare has been charged with one count of second-degree assault for the bouncer's injury and one count of fourth-degree assault for the other man's injury who was stabbed in the hand.
A court appointed attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf during his arraignment Friday afternoon.
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