Man is charged in knife in­ci­dent

Work­ers say he threat­ened them at Kalama Park

The Maui News - - TODAY’S PEOPLE -

WAILUKU — Bail was in­creased to $10,000 for a home­less man who was ar­rested for al­legedly bran­dish­ing a knife and threat­en­ing two work­ers Wed­nes­day morn­ing at Kalama Park in Ki­hei.

Brian Ad­cock, 45, was charged with two counts of first-de­gree ter­ror­is­tic threat­en­ing.

The pros­e­cu­tion re­quested the in­crease in bail for Ad­cock dur­ing his ini­tial ap­pear­ance Thurs­day in Wailuku Dis­trict Court.

Deputy Pros­e­cu­tor Joanne Hicks said that in the ear­ly­morn­ing hours Wed­nes­day, Ad­cock ap­proached work­ers with Ka Lima O Maui’s pro­gram for adults with dis­abil­i­ties as they were clean­ing park bath­rooms. She said Ad­cock threat­ened the work­ers, who had moved his be­long­ings so they could clean, say­ing, “If any­one touches my be­long­ings, I’m go­ing to stab all of you.”

Ad­cock said he would re­turn the next day to stab the work­ers, Hicks said.

She said the work­ers didn’t call po­lice be­fore Ad­cock re­turned at about the same time Thurs­day. He bran­dished a silver kitchen knife with a black han­dle while threat­en­ing to kill the work­ers, who “had to try to de­fend them­selves with broom­sticks,“Hicks said.

Ad­cock left, and po­lice later found the knife with a 6-inch blade, Hicks said.

“This is a re­ally se­ri­ous, dan­ger­ous in­ci­dent that oc­curred,” Hicks said. “It could have re­sulted in some se­ri­ous in­jury.”

She said Ad­cock, who is from Texas, is home­less and un­em­ployed. He was re­leased from jail in July and has con­vic­tions in the state this year for fail­ure to ap­pear, con­tempt of court and three counts of dis­or­derly con­duct, Hicks said.

Judge Kirstin Ham­man in­creased Ad­cock’s bail to $10,000. He was or­dered to stay away from Kalama Park and the two work­ers he is ac­cused of threat­en­ing.

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