Man is charged in knife incident

Workers say he threatened them at Kalama Park

The Maui News

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 early-morning 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.