ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A man in Englewood was arrested Saturday after police said he smashed out the windows of two cars and threatened a neighbor with a metal club.
Just before 5 p.m. Frederick Haight, 58, left his home near the intersection of South Galapago Street and West Lehigh Avenue and smashed out the windows of a vehicle parked out front, according to Sgt. Chad Read with the Englewood Police Department.
The owner of the vehicle told police he knew Haight and said he had taken his vehicle to him so that he could repair the engine, an arrest affidavit from Englewood Police says.
Haight returned a little while later and got into some sort of altercation with a neighbor who Read said he threatened with a metal club.
That neighbor said he spotted a vehicle driving erratically, according to the affidavit The driver, later identified as Haight, parked in front of the man's home and then got out and approached him with a metal club, the affidavit says.
Haight told the man, "I'm going to bash you upside the face," according to the affidavit. The man got safely to his vehicle, but as he was driving away, Haight smashed his back window, the affidavit states.
The man was not injured, but according to the affidavit said he was "very fearful he was going to be seriously injured" and "was lucky he was able to dodge the club."
Haight left the area a second time. When he returned again just after 8:30 p.m. Englewood Police arrested him.
At the time of his arrest, Haight told police he "didn't break any windows" and then stated that he was mad about the cars parked in front of his house, the affidavit says.
He is currently being held on $2,500 bail and is facing charges of criminal mischief and felony menacing.
Haight appeared in court 9:30 Monday morning.
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