MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is behind bars after police say he pulled a sword on a mother because she wouldn’t let him hug her young child.
The victim told officers she was waiting in line outside the shelter at First United Methodist Church on North Second downtown when a man approached her and her 2-year-old daughter.
The victim said the suspect, later identified as Coleman Garrett, tried to hug her daughter, but she stepped in front of him.
She said Garrett went back to his car shouting and returned with a sword. The woman told officers Garrett was pointing and swinging the sword at them.
Garrett was charged with two counts of aggravated assault. He is being held on a $15,000 bond and scheduled to go before a judge on Tuesday.