Kilt-wearing, hatchet-wielding man removed from Salisbury rooftop
Posted June 16
Salisbury, N.C. — An intoxicated man in a kilt, carrying a hatchet and loaded gun, was removed by police from the roof of a downtown Salisbury building on Thursday morning.
The man, identified as Brian Timothy Allen, was also wearing a tactical vest and had three knives, according to NBC affiliate WCNC. Police said Allen was accused of making threats at a bar but was found rolling around on the roof of Rainbow Vacuums around 3 a.m.
The Charlotte television station reported that police seized the weapons but let Allen go with a citation for carrying a concealed weapon while intoxicated.
"He was very cooperative the whole time," Salisbury police Capt. Melonie Thompson told the station. "He was very pleasant, so we didn't feel like he was a threat."