BANGOR, Maine — An intoxicated Bucksport man was arrested before a Motley Crue concert after allegedly showing a local television reporter what looked like the butt of a gun in his waistband, according to police.
Sherman Watt, 49, was arrested and charged with criminal threatening, a Class D misdemeanor, on Thursday afternoon, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said on Friday.
According to Edwards, Watt had a ticket for the Motley Crue concert but was denied entry because he was visibly intoxicated. After being denied entry, he walked over to a lone television reporter, lifted his shirt and showed her what looked like the butt of a gun.
“He approached her and made a statement of something like, ‘Look what I have. Don’t tell anybody,’” Edwards said.
Green Mountain Concert Services Inc. security personnel contacted the Bangor Police Department’s Incident Command Truck near the concert venue and Watt was apprehended by police about 4:30 p.m.
“In the end, we searched him. He did, in fact, have a wooden block inside of his waistband,” said Edwards, who was at the scene. “It was a block of wood that could be misconstrued as a butt of a gun. He offered no explanation as to why he did it. He gave no statement at all.”
Watt was taken to Penobscot County Jail on Thursday and was released on bail later that afternoon.