Posted: Mar 19, 2011 10:14 AM by James H Egbert
It has been said a time or two that the full moon seems to bring out the interesting side of people. Colorado Springs Police officers were called to the 2900 block of Hayman Terrace at around 5:25 Saturday morning. When officers arrived, they were confronted by Joshua Kern who was reported to have been brandishing a sword and screaming as he ran towards the responding officers.
Kern ignored continued verbal commands from the officers to put the sword down and continued to advance towards the officers. Officers patiently, continued to order the man to drop the sword. After several tense seconds, Kern dropped the sword and ran directly at one of the officers.
Kern was tased at this time and taken into custody without further incident. The investigation revealed that Kern was upset over a fight he had earlier that night with another male. No one was injured during the incident. Joshua Kern was charged with Menacing and booked into the Criminal Justice Center.