Sword wielder charged with felony in St. Charles
ST. CHARLES •
Police say a St. Charles man used a sword to chase two men away from an apartment complex dumpster, then attacked their pickup truck.
Scott B. Schwartz, 41, of the 4800 block of Sun Lake Drive, was charged Friday with felony unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor property damage.
St. Charles Police Lt. Mike Akers said two men were searching for scrap wood inside a dumpster in the Sun Valley Lake apartment complex about 9 p.m. Thursday. Akers said the men told police they had been given permission to search the dumpster.
Akers said a shirtless Schwartz waived a 38-inch "ninja-type" sword with a 28-inch blade at the men and accused them of being thieves.
Police said Schwartz also threatened to kill the men.
After they ran away, Schwartz stabbed the dashboard of their 1987 Chevy pickup truck, police said.