WARSAW — A Minnesota man was arrested after he threatened victims with a knife after they parked closely to his vehicle in the Warsaw Panda Express parking lot.
Justin Blythe Allen, 26, 20842 Jacquard Avenue, Lakeville, Minn. is being charged with intimidation with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony and possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony.
On March 17, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department responded to an intimidation with a deadly weapon complaint at Panda Express. Upon arriving, the officer identified and talked with Allen. Allen told the officer that he became angry when he couldn’t get into his vehicle because another car had parked too close.
Allen further advised that when he became angry the occupants of the vehicle flipped him off. This made Allen angrier, so he pulled a knife from his pocket and pointed it at them. According to Allen, the knife was a folding knife and he never exposed the blade.
The officer then spoke with a passenger of the closely parked vehicle. The female passenger advised that Allen exited Panda Express and told the driver of her vehicle, “If you touch that car you’re dead.” The passenger then rolled down the window and told Allen to stop being so rude.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, this is when Allen removed the knife from his pocket and pointed it at them. The passenger advised that Allen asked, “Do you want me to use this on you?” She told the officer that she feared for her life and was visibly upset and shaking.
While Allen was being processed into the jail, he advised he had pills hidden in one of his socks. The officer obtained three hydromorphone hydrochloride, a schedule II narcotic, from the sock. According to the affidavit, Allen admitted to taking a pill about 20 minutes before the incident occurred and that he did not have a prescription.
Allen was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on March 17 with a $10,250 surety and cash bond.