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Bismarck man accused of terrorizing with a weed whacker

Bismarck man accused of terrorizing with a weed whacker


Samuel Friday Scares

A Bismarck man accused of threatening people with a weed whacker faces two felony terrorizing charges.

Samuel Friday Scares, 20, was arrested early Saturday by officers who responded to a possible burglary in the 1400 block of East Sweet Avenue. A resident of the home told police that Friday Scares had attempted to gain access to the person's room while armed with a running weed trimmer because Friday Scares thought the caller had stolen $7. Friday Scares also lives in the home.

Police said they observed Friday Scares exiting the building through a window. He allegedly ignored the commands of officers and threatened them with a broken glass bottle. Officers shot him in the thigh with a less-than-lethal round after unsuccessfully trying to use a stun gun, and caught and arrested him when he tried to flee on foot.

Friday Scares made his initial court appearance Monday. Court documents don't list an attorney for him.

Reach Alex Kautzman at 701-250-8255 or


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