An Idaho man was arrested after allegedly threatening a Black man with knives.
According to reports, Boise’s Christopher A. Gauthier “came out of his residence Friday morning wielding two large kitchen knives and threatened to kill his neighbor.” He allegedly said that he was going to “cut some n*ggas.”
From Idaho Statesman:
Gauthier, 38, was arrested without incident and taken to the Ada County Jail. At the jail, he became upset and using the racial slur again told corrections officers he wanted to kill the victim, Steckel said, again reading from the complaint.
Earlier Friday morning, the victim, identified in court by his initials, AOR, loaded his two young daughters into his car and turned on the engine to warm up the car at his residence in the 300 block of North Allumbaugh Street. He forgot something in his house and went to get it. When he came back out to his car, his daughters were running toward him, crying, a prosecutor said.
The victim told police his daughters told him Gauthier approached the car, opened the door, made a “scary face” at the girls, turned off the engine and took the keys. Gauthier then went to his apartment with the car keys and closed the door.
When officers from the Boise Police Department arrived at the scene, they were unable to get Gauthier to open his door, according to a police report. Later that morning, the victim yelled out that he wanted his keys back. That’s when Gauthier came outside and allegedly threatened the man, police said. Officers returned and took Gauthier into custody.
He denied having the victim’s keys. However, police later obtained a warrant and searched the apartment and found the keys.
Gauthier is being charged with malicious harassment and burglary. Read more here.
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