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Weapons wielded at sports bar

Courtney Astolfi • Dec 10, 2013 at 3:13 PM

A Sandusky man was arrested on weapons charges early Sunday morning after he and a friend caused a stir at a Cleveland Road bar.

Dwight Grant, 21, of the 200 block of Lane St., was charged with felonious assault, carrying concealed weapons and having a weapon under disability.

Grant tried to enter DJ’s Sports Bar at about 4 a.m. but was turned away when an employee discovered his.32-caliber revolver while patting him down, according to a Sandusky police report.

Grant walked away, but when a bouncer stepped outside a short while later to make a phone call, Grant thought he was calling police and allegedly pointed the weapon at him, the report said.

The bouncer told Grant he wasn’t scared of him, prompting Grant to slide the gun into his boot and again try to enter the bar, the report said.

As the first employee began to search Grant a second time, the weapon fell out of his pants leg, the report said. The employee confiscated it, but Grant stood at the bar’s doors, demanding the revolver be returned.

Another man then emerged from a Cadillac holding an AK-47. He pointed it toward the ground and told bouncers, “Give my boy his gun back” the report said.

When employees told the men Sandusky police were on their way, the man in the Cadillac drove off, while Grant waited outside the bar.

When officers arrived, witnesses pointed them to Grant. He fled into the bar but was caught before he reached the dance floor. When officers asked why he ran, Grant said, “I’m just trying to get my baby mama” the report said.

Officers gave a description of the Cadillac to other police agencies, but neither the vehicle nor its driver were found.

Grant was taken to the Erie County jail and held on on $35,000 bond.

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