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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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Steve April 05, 2013 at 04:35 PM
Sounds like a candidate to be the next President of the White Student Union.
Baltimore Matt April 05, 2013 at 08:21 PM
Can anyone say white trash???
Seal Team 2 April 06, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Can we just get him a bus ticket to WV after we let a bunch of Bothers from Baltimore Beat him to submission.
Judy Berlin April 06, 2013 at 05:15 PM
You are either part of the solution or part of the problem.Beating someone into submission is part of the problem in addition to being reactionary. It is racist to lump everyone in W.Va. as racist.
Ed April 06, 2013 at 05:17 PM
Wow. If ever there was a guy just quietly doing his job, it's that security guard in front of BOA.
Seal Team 2 April 06, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Red state are red and blue states are blue for a reason. Race has nothing to do with it. It's a attitude majority of an area. If most of Baltimores population is black and poor. Is it racist to say Baltimore is a poor black community. If its factually true its true. Race gas nothing to do with it. They call china Town china town becaus its a town full of Chinese people. Does that mean there all Chinese. No it doesn't. And some people only understand one thing. Pain. If I stick my hand in the fire it's going to burn. So you don't do it. If it doesnt burn we'd all have are hands in the fire when we were kids. So for some It needs to burn. I had a bully in high school that picked on me and many others. He was punished he was suspended but that didn't stop him. After a few years I got bigger and one day grew my balls and beat the living shit out of him in a fit of rage to the point he had to be hospitalized. When he came back to school he didn't bother any one any more. And we were not enemies after the fact either. He learned his lesson the hard way.
Richard April 09, 2013 at 02:54 AM
good point Judy.
LoquaciousLaura April 10, 2013 at 01:43 PM
Seal team so you think Columbine was ok because it was rage from bullying?. I was bullied myself...I got bigger ....bullied more .....got a self worth .....bullied no more love life /husband -kids- the life... but poor health - lost 180lbs and now I have a better quality of life. Point is beating up your bully didnt solve your bullying issue the confidence and self worth you got doing it did. There are other ways to get confidence and self worth...focusing on yourself is a start fixing the things that you don't like about your self maybe a mole get it removed. I dunno its a start... But better than advising kids to hospitalized their bully with assault ruffles so readily available to 18 yr olds. My opinion is send this kid to college its cheaper than jail he's sure to be a asset to society when he comes out where as with a record he will be a liability for sure. He needs American history education and self worth this we know is true.
Seal Team 2 April 10, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Columbine is not even close to a logical relation to this. I attacked my direct agressor during a bullying confrontation by him with my fist and a locker door he found his head in instead of cowering away as i used to do. And by Bigger I mean taller and stronger. Puberty kicked, Muscles & some testosterone. Not Weight. and he just caught me on a bad day and I had not realized my own strenght and learned to control rage and anger at 15 yet.
Gina April 10, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Just plain crazy.
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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