Updated: Man Caught After Alleged Attempted Knifepoint Robbery Outside Butler Dunkin' Donuts
Police: Bloomingdale resident found on Hamburg Turnpike with folding knife, metal pipe with marijuana residue.
Upon arriving at the scene at about 8:10 p.m, Sgts. Keith Soules and Michael Moeller and Patrolman Jorge Reyes found a group of juveniles who told police they had a dispute with an unknown man, who they believed was armed with a knife, police said. The man was later identified as Kenneth P. Daut, 41, of Bloomingdale, police said.
After receiving a description of the alleged suspect, a Bloomingdale patrolman found Daut walking on Hamburg Turnpike. Several witnesses later identified him as the man responsible for the incident, police said.
The juveniles told police they had given Daut some money to purchase tobacco products, police said. According to police, the product the juveniles were seeking is called Spice, a synthetic form of tobacco that can have similar effects as marijuana.
Capt. Ciro Chimento said Butler Police have seen a rise in usage of Spice and a similar product under another brand name, K2, in recent years. Since the products are legal, they cannot stop people from purchasing them, Chimento said. However, you must be 18 or older to purchase the products and, Chimento said, the juveniles were unable to purchase Spice on their own.
Police said the juveniles got into a dispute with Daut, at which point the juveniles said he allegedly threatened them with a folding knife and allegedly attempted to take their money, police said.
Police said they found Daut in possession of a folding knife and a small metal smoking pipe with marijuana residue.
Daut was arrested and transported to Butler Police Headquarters for processing. He was charged with robbery, terroristic threats, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was offered $100,000 bail without 10 percent option. Daut was unable to post bail and was sent to the Morris County Correctional Facility. He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
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