EMMAUS, Pennsylvania — He got all medieval on his ass.
A Pennsylvania man faces assault charges for allegedly attacking an acquaintance with a spiked mace after the man made sexually-charged comments to his wife.
Cops say 38-year-old James Gleason Jr., 38, used the Dark Ages weapon to smash up his pal’s car after his wife said the man threatened to sexually assault her, the Allentown Morning Call reported.
Investigators say they spoke to the man and he told them that he simply told Gleason’s wife she was special and he was waiting for someone like her in his life. He said Gleason took the comment out of context and believed he wanted to harm Gleason’s wife.
Later that morning, Gleason pulled up next to the man’s vehicle at a traffic light near an eatery called Superior Restaurant, got out of his car and began wildly swinging the metal spiked mace at the other man’s car.
Gleason shattered the front and back windows of the man’s car and the man said he was worried that he and his 10-year-old son, who was in the back seat, would be hurt. When traffic began to move, cops say Gleason positioned his car to block the man from driving away and hit his car with the weapon several more times.
Authorities said the damage to the vehicle was estimated to be about $1,500.
The man told cops he was struck with the weapon several times and that he believed Gleason was capable of killing him and his son.
Gleason has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with extreme indifference, terroristic threats, simple assault, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and several vehicle-related offenses.
He was released on $50,000 bail.