A man from Pennsylvania threatened a San Jose comedian with a knife at a Castro Street bar Tuesday night, and was later taken down by police who used an electronic stun gun outside the Mountain View bar.
After being hit with the stun gun, 28-year-old Chad Forsha of Pennsylvania was transported to a local hospital. The comedian who was threatened by Forsha declined to press charges. However, Forsha was still booked into jail on charges of resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer, according to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie.
Wylie said the incident began in St. Stephen's Green, an Irish-themed pub located at 223 Castro St. The bar was holding a comedy night and the victim, a 29-year-old comedian from San Jose, was heckled by Forsha, who later became violent.
At some point, shortly before 11:40 p.m. when the crime was reported, Forsha stood up in front of the comedian and said something "inappropriate" that had to do with "having sex and a knife," Wylie said. Forsha then licked the knife, according to witnesses.
When police arrived, witnesses directed their attention to Forsha who was still on Castro Street. Police, who could see the butt of the knife sticking out from Forsha's pants, told him to stop, Wylie said. However, Forsha began walking away.
According to the police report, Forsha reached for the knife, at which point a pursuing officer told him that if he continued reaching for the knife he would be shot with the electronic stun gun. Forsha reached for the knife again and he was shot in the back with the Taser-like device.
Police took him into custody without further incident, Wylie said. Forsha sustained cuts from the barbs on the stun gun's probe, as well as a cut on his chin and a bloody nose.