Independent professional wrestler Nick McCune, who competes under the name "Manic," assisted police in the arrest of a man allegedly wielding a knife at a Denny's restaurant in Altoona, Pa., on Saturday night.
Police said the suspect, 31-year-old Richard Hart, was intoxicated and yelled at patrons that he had a knife, according to WTAJ News' Bill Shannon. A video sent to WTAJ by a witness shows McCune helping officers detain the man.
McCune told Tyler McCarthy of FOX News that he arrived at the restaurant following a match and found a fan upset by the man's "ranting and rambling."
"She was upset, so I sat down with her to try and figure out what's going on. She said there was a guy back there and that was calling her all kinds of names and threatening her. So, she was texting everybody asking them to get there because she didn't wanna leave. She asked the manager, he asked the guy to stop, but she still didn't feel comfortable," McCune said.
"So I sat next to the guy and I had every intention on trying to make him go and say he's sorry to her until I saw he had a giant knife on his side," he continued. So I sat there for a couple seconds and then the manager came back over because the guy was ranting and rambling. He told him if he didn't stop he'd have to leave. That's when the guy grabbed a hold of his knife, he didn't pull it out, but he grabbed it and told them if they wanted to kick him out, he'd give them a reason to kick him out."
Hart allegedly assaulted the officers and threatened to shoot them, according to Shannon. He was later booked into Blair County Prison on charges of aggravated assault of an officer and terroristic threats, among others.