Novato police arrest man, 63, in knife brandishing case www.privateofficer.com
At around 4:45 p.m., Novato police received a call about the incident at the lounge at 7377 Redwood Blvd., Sgt. Eric Riddell said.
Several minutes later officers arrested Ora Parrott near the intersection of Redwood and Mulligan Lane on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and a probation violation, Riddell said. Police said Parrott has no fixed residence.
Witnesses reported that the suspect picked up a credit or ATM card that belonged to someone else off the bar floor and then headed for the door, Riddell said.
The suspect allegedly tried to strike a bouncer with his walking stick in order to escape.
“That was promptly taken away but then he pulled out a knife and he swung it towards the bouncer, and then he ended up getting out and running from the bar,” Riddell said.
In October 2010 Parrott was arrested on suspicion of exhibiting a knife at workers in the KFC/Long John Silver’s at 7145 Redwood Blvd. in Novato.