Weapons wielded at sports bar

Man allegedly had revolver, while friend brandished AK-47.
Courtney Astolfi
Dec 10, 2013


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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And yet some wonder why there is a dim view of young people of color


Another punk who we will end up supporting either in jail or on welfare.


@George Google is paying 75$/hour! Just work for few hours & have more time with friends and family. On Sunday I bought themselves a Alfa Romeo from having made $5637 this month. I never thought I'd be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a month doing this and she convinced me to try this http://7.ly/c8Rr


So you only see minorities in trouble. You only see what you want.




When is the State and City going to shut it down?


hey come on now..maybe they just got done with a basketball game and were mad at the outcome...you know like the kids in the apt complex...


Why is this place allowed to be open all night? If this is a bar operating as a rental party hall the city commission needs to pass laws governing the operating hours of such establishments.

Shut it down. It's been a constant source of police calls in the early morning hours.

Simple Enough II

What no security cameras? Also I bet it wasn't an AK-47 as a true AK-47 is fully automatic and I would hazard to guess, that idiot would have blown the floorboards out of hakim's or jarreese's caddy. Hmm can't be to many caddies of that color in Erie county?


Technically an AK-47 is selective fire. It can fire fully automatic and semi auto, it doesn't do a 3 shot burst like an m-14 or m-16. I had to think on it as I don't see any "real" AK-47's anymore just derivatives and variants of the original.

Simple Enough II

I stand corrected, thank you grumpy.



Stop It

*Sparkling Wiggles*

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Yup +1

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racist bigot

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Hardly. We all love our colored TV's.


Yes you have told us you come from a long line of sparkling wiggles mom sparkling wiggles pa sparkling wiggles etc we know you even have a baby that is a sparkling wiggle.


That's how Stoop It recognizes them so well.


That place needs to be shut down! Liquor license needs to be revoked! Too much crime at that bar!


Then the thugs will just disperse to various other places around the city. A bar like that is like flypaper - it gathers all the thugs in one place where it's easier to keep an eye on them. Don't eliminate the bar - eliminate the market for it. When these thugs get convicted of thuggish misdemeanors, give them a choice of jail or a one way bus ticket out of town, jail sentence suspended as long as they don't come back. Let them ply their criminality in the big cities, not here.


Just misunderstood youf of sandumpy!

There you go again

Hmmm, I wonder what disability he suffers from that the article refers to?!?!

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Means he was drunk or on drugs. The new way they write it up when having a weapon and being drunk or on drugs.


2923.13 Having weapons while under disability.
(A) Unless relieved from disability as provided in section 2923.14 of the Revised Code, no person shall knowingly acquire, have, carry, or use any firearm or dangerous ordnance, if any of the following apply:

(1) The person is a fugitive from justice.

(2) The person is under indictment for or has been convicted of any felony offense of violence or has been adjudicated a delinquent child for the commission of an offense that, if committed by an adult, would have been a felony offense of violence.

(3) The person is under indictment for or has been convicted of any felony offense involving the illegal possession, use, sale, administration, distribution, or trafficking in any drug of abuse or has been adjudicated a delinquent child for the commission of an offense that, if committed by an adult, would have been a felony offense involving the illegal possession, use, sale, administration, distribution, or trafficking in any drug of abuse.

(4) The person is drug dependent, in danger of drug dependence, or a chronic alcoholic.

(5) The person is under adjudication of mental incompetence, has been adjudicated as a mental defective, has been committed to a mental institution, has been found by a court to be a mentally ill person subject to hospitalization by court order, or is an involuntary patient other than one who is a patient only for purposes of observation. As used in this division, "mentally ill person subject to hospitalization by court order" and "patient" have the same meanings as in section 5122.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of having weapons while under disability, a felony of the third degree.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.30,HB 54, §1, eff. 9/30/2011.


I don't see anything positive coming from that "bar."

Pioneer Trail Pimp

Where are Jesse and Al when you need them?


At your house with your mom. While your grandpa u mean dad records.


He had such a nice voice in the church choir. He was a nice young man. Probably just hanging around the wrong people.


Yes your kids.

sandtown born a...

What a tool always a smart comment to further the hate awesome job. Just as racist as the ones you work so hard to contradict.


So if the "baby daddy" is outside the bar waiting on the "baby momma"...who is taking care of the baby? Way to keep it classy Sandusky!



Brick Hamland

hopefully children services or a foster parent. The kid really has a limited chance to escape mom and dad's thug life. Might as well get a neck tattoo now


Damn I am so glad I got the heck out of SANDUSKY AND NOT AMINUTE TO DAMN SOON


So please tell us what crime free area you reside in!


I hope you are jesting about your definition of "weapons under disability"..lol Weapons Under Disability means that you are caught possessing a firearm with a prior felony conviction. In the State of Ohio if you have a felony conviction or domestic violence or a protection order filed against you, you may not possess, buy, or own a firearm.

looking around

I'm not certain but I think "weapons under disability" in this case refers to alcohol being involved.


No, Keegan is correct. Alcohol has nothing to do with it.


It was probably a ak47-wasr10. It's OK he will be out to party on Christmas


Most people refer to an AK as any assault rifle that shoots 7.62 Cal shells


Pat downs at bars, wow, this is the exact establishment I want to visit on a Saturday night with all my family! I was surprised that he would be proud to tote a 32 cal. handgun at least be somewhat of a man and pull a 9mm or 40, have some class, but I guess carrying a decent weapon is out of his unemployed, living off the government type of life style and income standards. It would of been better if he would of had a job and would of been waking up at 4 am to get ready for the day shift job. Oh, and another thing what is a bar doing open at 4 am, liquor licenses are done at the latest at 2:30 am.


probably had to carry whatever gun he could steal..




Keep the bar open. It keeps the riff raff off the streets.

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And lock them in during the day : )


I cannot believe the racist comments that I see daily on the Register's website and It explains why so many black people think that all white people are against them. I would just like to say to all African-American people who read this; not all Caucasions are racist, and I apologize on behalf of the ignorant ones who are. I spent the first six years of my adult life in the U.S. Army, and I ate, slept, and lived with some of the finest, bravest, good-hearted, God-fearing Americans I have ever known in my life-MANY of them Black. I have many African-American men who I respect and honor, and I am PROUD to call them my friends. There is good and bad in all races and colors and I hope someday that all racist people, regardless of what color they are, can look past the color of someone's skin and see people for what they really are. You might be pleasantly surprised.

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You are part of the problem. You go groveling to black people begging their forgiveness for all the racist white people. Its time to face facts. I like older black people. They usually are friendly respectful people but most younger black people such as the fine example in this story are a waste of oxygen. Notice I said most so dont blow a gasket. I Know a few young black folks who were raised with decency and respect and conduct themselves with class and decency. People like oprah can say things like old white people need to die and no one bats an eyelash but we call this guy garbage and you go begging for forgiveness for all of us evil white people. I bet you were ashamed that curtice clinton was sentenced to death or that randleman was given life in prison. Im glad that trash is gone and ill be just as happy when roegas and milner are locked away like the animals they are too. So many people are caught up in this rush to be so politically correct that we forgot how to call things the way they are. The day that blacks, mexicans, chineese, arabs and every other ethnic group on this earth canstop being racist towards white people then maybe we can all get along. I am proud to be a white american and no pc nonsence will ever change that.


How do you know most young blacks. Going by your comments on past posts I'm sure you do not try to know any blacks. I didn't see any begging they can only speak on the behave of whites. How is it just because they see blacks in a different view then you offend and make you angry. The day some whites stop treating other races like they are beneath them and trying to use stereotypes against them then maybe the other races won't see whites in a negative light. We just had a story about a you black man who made it and who mom worked and sacrificed so he could but still it was somebody white trying to tear him down with some stereotypes. If you really cared about the way people treat each other maybe you and your friends can give up the race bs that you sent to be on every time someone black is on here.

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One thought I left out..... kids like the punk in this story have come to embrace a culture where the lenght of your criminal rap sheet will get you more respect than a college degree or a good job. I dont think having a negative view towards this behavior is racist. Maybe theres still a hope that shaming these types into decency can still work.


Unsilent-- You read WAY too much into my comment. I am in no way, shape, or form defending this thug or anyone who acts like him--and I too am proud of my race. I actually agree with a lot of what you said--I just want people to realize that not ALL people are bad, just because of the color of their skin. Too many stereotypes these days.

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I know color doesnt define the person. I just would like to see some even ground when trying to solve these issues.


what about the white man that raped a little girl for ovr 10 years