HACKENSACK, N.J. - A Glen Rock man who unsuccessfully lunged at a car dealership employee with a knife after he was asked to park his Mercedes correctly has been arrested and is facing an assault charge, among others.

City police received a 911 call after 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, from a car dealership employee from Riverside Nissan on River Street in Hackensack, who reported that he had been threatened with a knife from a customer. The employee reported that he had asked the assailant, 47-year-old Kelvin Mack, a truck driver from Glen Rock, to re-park his 2018 Mercedes-Benz -- which had a handicap placard -- in a single handicap space after he parked it in between two spaces. Mack reportedly became irate and retrieved a knife from his vehicle. He then approached the salesman and threatened to cut him.

After unsuccessfully lunging at the employee, the suspect fled the scene and was stopped several blocks away from the car dealership by Police Officer Ben Farhi and Sergeant Richard Melber. The officers uncovered the knife from Mack’s vehicle. 

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Mack was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, terroristic threats and simple assault by menacing. Mack was remanded to Bergen County Jail and is due in court.

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