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Crime Report: Man Pulls Knife on Hard Times Cafe Employee

Plus, multiple incidents of 'I'll be right back with my cab fare, driver...' and then disappearing.

Crime reports in Fairfax City, Va. (Patch File Photo)
Crime reports in Fairfax City, Va. (Patch File Photo)
A 21-year-old Fairfax man was arrested recently after threatening an employee of the Hard Times Cafe in Fairfax City with a knife over Thanksgiving weekend.

Employees of the restaurant, located at 4069 Chain Bridge Road, called the City of Fairfax Police Department to report that a man they had asked to leave the restaurant for undesirable behavior had pulled a knife on one of the employees and made a threat. The man then left the restaurant on foot.

The man was located on the George Mason University campus by GMU police shortly after, and arrested. He was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

The Fairfax man was charged with drunk-in-public and simple assault. 

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The following additional incidents were also reported by the City of Fairfax Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Nov. 26 - Credit Card Theft: A woman reported that someone had taken her purse while she was shopping in the Walgreens at 10320 Main St. The purse contained cash, identification and credit cards. The victim learned that the cards had been used shortly thereafter to make multiple purchases at businesses within the City.

Nov. 28 - Fraud Arrest: A cab driver in the 3700 block of University Drive reported that a woman he had driven home had said she was going inside to get money to pay her fare but had failed to come back outside and make payment. The 21-year-old Fairfax Station woman was located in the area and arrested. She was transported to the Adult Detention Center, where she was charged with "procuring a vehicle with intent to defraud," and drunk-in-public.

Dec. 1 - Fraud Arrest: A cab driver in the 3900 block of Estel Road reported that a man he had driven home from Arlington had said he was going into a residence to get money to pay his cab fare, but had not returned. The 26-year-old Fairfax man was located in the area and arrested. He was transported to the Adult Detention Center, where he was charged with "procuring a vehicle with intent to defraud" and drunk-in-public.

Nov. 13 - Begging Arrest: An officer observed a man standing in the median of the roadway at the Fairfax Boulevard/Kamp Washington intersection with a sign asking for money. The officer had previously warned the same individual against soliciting money within the City. The 38-year-old transient was charged with unlawful begging and released on a summons.

Nov. 25 - Shoplifting: A manager of the Safeway grocery store at 10350 Willard Way reported that some employees had observed a man conceal an item of merchandise in his pocket and leave the store without paying for it.


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