Hampden Man Allegedly Shouts Racial Slurs, Threatens Security Guard

The 18-year-old man is accused of pulling out a pocketknife while making threats.

A Hampden man is accused of shouting racial slurs and threatening a bank security guard with a knife.

According to Baltimore police, at 4:10 p.m., on March 28, Charles Knott, 18, allegedly walked up to a security guard working outside the Bank of America, in the 900 block of W. 36th Street, and began spitting, throwing food at and shouting racial epithets at the guard.

At one point Knott, of the 3400 block of Buena Vista Avenue, allegedly pulled out a pocketknife and threatened the guard.

"Yeah, come on [epithet], I’m talking to you," Knott shouted according to a police report. 

An officer from the Northern District responded to the scene and arrested Knott.

According to electronic court records, Knott faces charges of assault-second degree, race/religious harassment of a person and harassment course of conduct.

Knott has an extensive court record and is also facing assault, weapons and theft charges from earlier this year.

Knott, who is out on bail, is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m., April 30 in Baltimore District Court, 5800 Wabash Ave. for the most recent chargers.

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Seal Team 2 April 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
And the problem with too much freedom is people have the freedom to become ignorant a$$e$ like the parents who raise them. It would be a different world if I were running it but I am not, but like I tell many. I've served in forward zones, I have dead friends who have fought beside me, I work, I pay taxes, and I vote so I have earned the right to speak my mind and my education and opinion and I feel there are many who should not be aloud to open there mouth to say not even one word and shoudl notbe aloud to vote becuase they are voting with ignorance. and to Quote Forest Gunps Mama, " Stupid is what Stupid does" Enjoy the weather baltimore. Its beautiful out.
Seal Team 2 April 11, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Man! we need a Spell check in here......:)
RVN6768 April 15, 2013 at 05:14 PM
Here is the key statement in this article: "...Knott has an extensive court record and is also facing assault, weapons and theft charges from earlier this year." Until you lock up hoodums, they will continue to cause pain and destruction to society.
Seal Team 2 April 15, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Like I said, Need to let a couple of Brothers beat him into submission before he is sent off to jail, and sterilize him so he cant polute the Gene pool any further when he gets out of jail.
Rex Ganymede April 25, 2013 at 04:43 AM
no offense, but this response to seal sounds kind of naive, laura because seal had explained that his bully didn't learn to stop bullying through the "sanctioned" channels of discipline; some people really can't learn unless they have their asses beat (and even THEN.....)


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