Police: Man Swung Box Cutter at Bar Employee's Head

Police said the man had been banned from the bar and grill, but came in anyway.


A man was charged July 13 with trying to cut another man with a box cutter in an Ellisville bar.

Nicholas Pontello, 21, of the 200 block of Hilltop Drive in , faces a second-degree assault charge.

said the man had been banned from Alibi 25, a bar and grill in the Maple Tree Center at 15856 Clayton Road, but he arrived there about 10:45 p.m. July 12. According to police, employees and at least one patron tried to convince him to leave peacefully.

According to the report, Pontello swung a box cutter at one of the employees, missing his head by inches. The blade was exposed.

Bond was set for Pontello at $20,000.

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Jonathan July 26, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Alcohol-related crime in Ellisville, yet the "city" requires a script for over-the-counter Sudafed. Amazing double standards.
Darquise July 31, 2012 at 06:01 AM
This guy is nutz


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