ALOHA, Ore. – After he was eighty-sixed from the bar at an Aloha Mexican restaurant, a Hillsboro man returned with a “Rambo-style” knife and threatened customers before leaving and slashing some tires on his way home, deputies said.
Jonathan Lemarroy, 36, was later arrested after getting into a fight with Washington County deputies at a nearby apartment, said Sgt. David Thompson.
The altercation started around 10:41 p.m. at the El Tapatio Restaurant at 18615 SW Farmington Road. Several people called 911 about a man threatening them with a knife.
Deputies learned Lemarroy got into an argument with staff after he was booted for being too drunk. He then took off, came back with a large knife, and pointed it at several customers telling them he was going to kill them, Thompson said.
Lemarroy then left the bar and walked up to a car in the parking lot with two people in it. He punctured one of the car’s tires even though deputies said he didn’t know the people.
Deputies searched the parking lot and found several other cars and a bicycle with flat tires.
Authorities used a K-9 to track Lemarroy to the nearby Farmington Garden Apartments where they confronted him, and after a fight with deputies, he was arrested and taken to jail.
Lemarroy was identified as the maniac by several witnesses and booked in the Washington County Jail on menacing, unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct charges.
Authorities never found the knife.