Homeless man flashes knife

WAILUKU — A homeless man was arrested Monday morning after he wielded a knife while chasing a Kahului gas station manager, police said.

Mitchell Holland, 39, was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening and fourth-degree criminal property damage.

He got into an argument with the Aloha Shell manager at about 9:15 a.m. after the manager saw trash on a vehicle at the station at 110 Puunene Ave., according to police.

Police said Holland and the manager were throwing rocks and trash at each other before Holland pulled out the knife with a 4- to 6-inch blade and ran toward the manager.

During Holland’s initial appearance Tuesday in Wailuku District Court, Deputy Prosecutor Jeffery Temas asked that Holland’s bail be increased to $6,000.

“We’re concerned about the community’s safety, as well as this defendant’s behavior toward the complaining witness,” Temas said.

Deputy Public Defender Sam August asked that bail remain at $1,000.

Judge Kirstin Hamman set bail for Holland at $1,000.

He was ordered to stay away from Aloha Shell and to have no contact with the victim.


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