Bethlehem PA Dec 23 2016 A drunken Bethlehem bar patron is jailed after throwing a drink across the tavern and threatening to kill its bouncer, police said.
Charged is Nnaemeka Sam-Otuh, 21, of the 100 block of North 11th Street.
A city officer shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday was flagged down by a bouncer at Tally Ho Tavern, 205 W. 4th St., who was having a hard time removing Sam-Otuh from the establishment.
Sam-Otuh allegedly threw a drink across the bar and when he was told to leave, climbed to the second floor of the tavern, over a railing and sat at a table. He then began fighting with the bouncer, police said.
"I'm going to kill you," Sam-Otuh then allegedly repeatedly told the bouncer as he was escorted outside.
When the officer approached Sam-Otuh, he began flailing his arms into a fighting posture with bouncers at Broadway and Brodhed Avenue toward West Fourth Street, police said.
The officer ended up tackling Sam-Otuh in an attempt to handcuff him as he continued to resist arrest, police said. At one point, Sam-Otuh broke away and ran down the street until he was tackled a second time by the officer, according to police.
Bouncers helped the officer hold Sam-Otuh down until back-up officers arrived at the scene, police said.
Court records say Sam-Otuh was intoxicated during the incident.
Sam-Otuh is charged with making terroristic threats, defiant trespass, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned before District Judge John Capobianco, who set bail at $50,000.
In lieu of bail, Sam-Otuh was taken to Northampton County Prison.