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Calgaro charged after he allegedly threatened a man with a knife

He reportedly said, "Look at my sacrificial knife."
Posted at 3:47 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 18:11:51-04

GREAT FALLS — David Calgaro has been charged in Great Falls after he allegedly threatened a man with a knife.

A probable cause affidavit says that Calgaro went into a cell-phone store on Tuesday evening to get a new phone because his had allegedly been stolen. The store employee told Calgaro that he could not take any action on the account unless Calgaro's wife (a joint account holder) was present as well.

At that point, according to the affidavit, Calgaro became angry and pulled out a "Gerber-like" knife with an orange handle, held it inches from the employee's body, and said, "Look at my sacrificial knife."

The store manager then came over and identified himself as the manager, at which point Calgaro allegedly pointed the knife just inches from the employee's face "in a threatening manner" and said, "I thought you were the manager." Calgaro then left the store and drove away.

The store employees immediately reported the incident, and police officers were waiting for Calgaro at his residence.

Calgaro reportedly admitted that he had been at the store, but denied brandishing a knife.

According to the Montana Department of Corrections, Calgaro has a felony conviction in Cascade County for theft in 2014.