Scuffle leads to charges after State College man threatens bar staff with tobacco pipe

From CDT staff reportsMay 8, 2014 

When an employee gets the ax, it isn’t usually from a customer.

That’s probably why an argument at Cafe 210 West prompted police involvement Wednesday.

State College police said they responded to an incident at the tavern when a patron got into an argument with staff.

Ridwan Kazeem, 27, of State College allegedly pulled out a tobacco pipe during the exchange.

However, the pipe didn’t look like a pipe. It looked like a battle ax.

Kazeem was arrested and taken in front of District Judge Steven Lachman, who found him guilty of disorderly conduct.

Lachman ordered him to pay $100 and spend two days in jail, pending a psychological evaluation within the next 48 hours.

Centre Daily Times is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service