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Updated: Cambridge man charged after pulling
knife on jogger for not properly social distancing

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 5/1/2020 4:52:50 PM

A Cambridge man has been arrested on the charge of assault with a dangerous weapon after he allegedly pulled a knife on a jogger for not properly social distancing, according to police. Officers responded to a report of a man with a knife April 20 around 5:17 p.m. in the area of Putnam Avenue and Magee Street. The jogger, a 29-year-old Cambridge man, told officers he was running on Putnam Avenue toward Massachusetts Avenue when he saw a man, later identified as Michael Nichols, 43, of Cambridge, with two young children walking on the same side of the sidewalk.

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The looney-tune tried ditching his knife but it was found by the police.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: RuckusTom 5/1/2020 4:58:36 PM (No. 397792)
Man, this has "hissy fit" written all over it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 5/1/2020 6:02:11 PM (No. 397831)
I had a guy snap at me "stand back, SOCIAL DISTANCING!!!" in a slightly hysterical, frightened voice a month ago as I headed towards the cash register at Home Depot with my paint. I was so taken aback that I was blank for a few seconds, then managed, "REALLY!? Drop dead." in response. I probably got within 5.8 ft of him, a serious crime. 🙄 People are really freaking out. Weak minds, marginal personalities, can't handle the program. Be careful threatening people with a knife, you might get involved a gunfight in much of the country. Relatively difficult to get a CCW permit in Mass, but 400K people have them, so not impossible.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: GO3 5/1/2020 6:10:50 PM (No. 397838)
This is satire, but it wouldn't surprise me if it happened for real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBM-7-DiXFs
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/1/2020 6:25:24 PM (No. 397854)
So I guess if you threaten me with a knife I shouldn't worry unless you can throw it really well.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 5/1/2020 6:34:46 PM (No. 397860)
#3, funny in a way....but a bit too close to the nutball reality of some folks.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: GO3 5/1/2020 7:06:41 PM (No. 397877)
I know #5. That’s what worries me.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: skacmar 5/1/2020 7:15:00 PM (No. 397882)
Sorry, but if you are so paranoid and afraid that someone walking (or jogging) past you causes you to freak out, you should stay in your home and shelter in place. Sometimes people will invade your space. There is nothing magic about being 6 feet apart, especially when outside so get over it. Covid-19 has given SAFE SPACE a whole new meaning to some people.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JHHolliday 5/1/2020 8:29:12 PM (No. 397933)
I now carry wherever I go. Do not pull a knife on me. You will regret it.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hazymac 5/1/2020 9:02:30 PM (No. 397950)
Most criminal court judges take an exceedingly dim view of aggravated assault. Pulling a knife or gun on anyone who is not violently assaulting you is prima facie aggravated assault, worthy of months if not years in the can with the Man. Recently there was a report of one truly paranoid soul who not only wore a mask but who also carried pepper spray to keep germs at bay. Naturally, this individual felt her space invaded by someone, so she pepper sprayed him. That'll teach him to break the six foot rule. Well, honey, there's another six foot rule and it involves coffin burial depth. Don't confuse the two. Pull a knife on someone, or pepper spray him and you might get shot. Your victim will conclude that it sure beats getting stabbed.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Paglia guy 5/1/2020 9:18:42 PM (No. 397965)
Labor Party member, no doubt.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles 5/1/2020 10:28:15 PM (No. 398011)
The state of the Kennedys is still totally bonkers. The nation's founders are rolling in their graves right now at how the cradle of our nation has fallen into such social disrepair.
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