Man arrested after allegedly bringing chain saw to bar fight

A Northern California man who allegedly brought a chain saw to a bar fight -- only to have it stall out -- has been arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

Weston Cecil Burton, 31, of Auburn was arrested at Stinky Mulligan’s Bar in Lake of the Pines on Tuesday night after he allegedly got into a fight with another patron at the bar, went out to his truck and came back with a chain saw, KOVR-TV in Sacramento reported.

But the chain saw stalled, allowing other people in the bar to disarm him.


“This place is so wackadoodle that only in a small town could you get something like this,” Brian Lowenthal, who runs the shopping center, told the television station.

Nevada County sheriff’s officials said the dispute started after Burton allegedly touched another man’s chest inappropriately.

Burton fled after witnesses grabbed the chain saw, but had left his credit card at the bar, the station reported. He was arrested and released from jail after posting bond.


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