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Kilt-wearing, hatchet-wielding man removed from Salisbury rooftop

Posted June 16

— 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."


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  • Melanie Lane Jun 16, 9:42 a.m.
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    but he's a good guy with a gun.. sheesh. sue the cops for violating the rule of unlawfulness

  • Josh Hamilton Jun 16, 8:43 a.m.
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    Was hear yelling, "You'll never take my freeeeedom" just before being tased and handcuffed...