Posted: Sep 13, 2012 11:43 AM by Erin Schattauer - MTN News
BOZEMAN - A Bozeman man was arrested after he reportedly pulled a knife on a City of Bozeman parking officer near the Montana State University campus.
On Wednesday, a parking officer told police that he was checking parking permits in the 700 block of West Harrison Street when he heard a man yelling at him from a parking lot across the street. He said the man yelled to him, "You can't mess with this vehicle." The parking officer said he asked which vehicle, to which the man reportedly replied, "All of them."
The parking officer then said the man waved a pocket knife in his face, according to court documents.
The parking officer then told the man he would call for "a unit" since the man was harassing a city employee to which the man reportedly said, "There's nothing you can do." When the parking officer called dispatch, the man left and went into an MSU campus building.
Thomas Drews, 58, was arrested for assault with a weapon on MSU's campus.
Drews told police that he was about 10 feet from the victim at the time of the incident and did not realize he had the knife in his hand. Once he realized he had pointed the knife at the parking officer, he said he turned around and went inside the building.