Pair ask man for money, threaten him with knife

Posted at 9:53 AM, Dec 01, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-26 09:53:52-05

Police arrested two people they say threatened a man with a knife and then followed him after he refused to give them money.

On Sunday around 7:30 p.m., officers were called to Rite Aid on South Main Street in Jamestown on a report of a person with a weapon. Police found a large group of people in the store parking lot and say Samuel Critzer was yelling and refused to show officers his hands. While being taken into custody, officers say they found a knife in Critzer’s right hand.

Officers determined that Critzer along with Angela Swabik approached a man at the EZ Clean carwash on Harrison Street and asked him for money. The man refused and Swabik pulled out a knife.

The man left and first walked towards Friendly’s restaurant before going to Rite Aid to try to get away from the pair.

Both Swabik and Critzer are charged with first degree harassment and trespassing. Swabik is also charged with second degree menacing and Critzer is facing an additional charges of obstructing governmental administration.

Police say both have been banned from Rite Aid and store is pursuing trespass charges against them for being on the property.