Dearborn Man Faces Assault Charges After Fight Over Price of a Sandwich

Police said the man threatened a local business owner with a knife.

The price of a sandwich may be four years in prison or a fine of $2,000 for one Dearborn man.

Zachary Teeters, 26, has been charged with felonious assault after he threatened a local business owner with a knife, according to Dearborn police.

Police responded to Mango's Cafe on Wednesday at around 5:30 p.m. on reports that a man with a knife had just threatened the owner of the establishment with a knife.

According to witnesses, the man called the cafe and said that he saw an offer for a $3 sub sandwich from Mango's online. The employee informed him that there was no such offer, and that the price of a sub would be $7.94. The man subsequently ordered the sandwich.

When he arrived to pick it up, witnesses say he balked at the price and again said that someone had offered him a special deal. The owner told him again what the price was and the man allegedly became angry, knocking several items off of the front counter.

He then left, and the owner followed him outside, telling him to stop. According to police reports, the man turned around and pulled out a knife, telling the owner, "Come and get me."

The man then fled on foot, but was quickly apprehended by Dearborn police, who placed him under arrest.

The man, identified as Teeters, was charged with felonious assault.

His preliminary exam is scheduled for Friday, March 8, at 9 a.m. at the 19th District Court.

Boileroperator March 01, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Zach, dude, is it worth going to jail over a sandwich? It's time for the anger management classes. Good luck buddy!
AXXEL KNUTSON March 01, 2013 at 10:40 PM
Such a thing would never happen in Henry Ford, MI.
Chicago Way March 01, 2013 at 11:38 PM
It says here that the subs are $3.50 - $6.00 http://www.allmenus.com/mi/dearborn/247113-mangos-cafe/menu/. Whattup?
Nickel March 02, 2013 at 12:56 AM
Axxel, you are an idiot
Habemuspapam March 02, 2013 at 01:58 AM
Good ole Nickel
Dearborn resident March 02, 2013 at 02:48 AM
So glad my daughter moved on and didn't date you. You were sadly a troublemaker in elementary and high school... Guess you never grew out of it.... Were drugs or alcohol involved ? Sure doesn't seem like a normal person behavior !!!!
Keri Deveroux March 02, 2013 at 04:21 AM
The report said he left, then the owner followed him out!? Wtf.... The owner is at some fault here.
brian March 02, 2013 at 05:23 AM
I agree with the dearborn resident... He was a loser in highschool and a drop out. Caused trouble every day. Looks like nothing changed. So were are ur gangbanging homies going to visit u. Loser
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amber March 02, 2013 at 06:16 AM
wow never thought id see someone on the news that i USED to know being charged with a felony. Glad i quit hangin around him. Its kinda sad but with his temper im not suprised... just shocked to see it on the news.
laplateau March 02, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Axxel....please, drop it. The Henry Ford thing has long since been "oh-so-tiring!" It's just a bad joke that is being repeated over and over again...like a bad "knock-knock, who's there" thing. Ugh!
Donna Hay March 02, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Axxel never gives up!!!!
Tom B March 02, 2013 at 01:14 PM
He crossed the line when he "knocked several things off the counter'. If he would have "just left', THEN i WOULD AGREE. Why look for trouble from a crazy?
J. T March 02, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Hey Brian this is Jamie. What gang banging homies r u referring to?
J. T March 02, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Hello commenters. This is Jamie Teeters. I personally went Into Mango's on Friday evening and they sang a different tune. All 5 of them. If your going to verbally attack me or my family then at least have the COURAGE (do you know what that is?) to use your real name. I'm still in Dearborn and if you truly have something to comment about then by all means come see me. I'll listen to any reasonable complaint or comment. This especially means you Mr. Brownstain!
J. T March 02, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Hey Chicago way, Thanx! Just looked at the online site. Yep $3.50-$6.00. Even with Hawaii taxes that's no where near $7.50. And Miss Deveroux, Thanx as well. Since when is an owner of an establishment allowed to take matters into their own hands? Not excusing any aggressive behavior on Zachary's side of the incident but would it have escalated if not provoked further? Maybe vigilante justice is acceptable in Dearborn! No I just checked my record..... It's definitely not!
bitsy08 March 02, 2013 at 03:17 PM
While I think a sandwich is not reason enough to get mad about let alone serve time in prison, it also seems his reaction is a little over the top. Perhpas he needs a psych evaluation?
becki kain March 02, 2013 at 03:39 PM
why do you stalk all the Dearborn sites, Axl? you don't live here, give it a rest.
cmd March 02, 2013 at 04:55 PM
All these Judgers! Does it make everyone feel better about themselves by calling a kid a loser? I esp like the comment with the daughter. Zach isn't good enough for your daughter but somehow he's interesting enough to stalk and comment about years later. Great parenting on your part Resident. Always pointing the finger and playing victims when you should be concentrating on your own actions.
S frye March 02, 2013 at 06:01 PM
Lol this is funny
marooned in Dbn March 02, 2013 at 06:35 PM
I don't know what the big deal is. Zach...are you sure you saw the the ad on the Mangoes website, or was it a site for a similar sounding sandwich place. A place that was spelled similar to Mangoes, but slightly different. When you were on the phone with Mangoes, you mentioned a 3 dollar price, but were then told that the price was much higher. You thought about it and then agreed to order the sandwich at the higher price. When you agreed to pay 7.94, that should have been the end of it. Honor should have compelled you to pay that price you agreed to. If it were me, if I was only going to pay 3 bucks for a sandwich, and was told the price was almost 8 dollars, I would have said "no thank you" and went to another sub place...before the product was made. I'm sorry, but you obligated yourself to a purchase.
Peaceful Dearborn citizen March 02, 2013 at 08:10 PM
It appears, with all the trouble that all of these Teeters boys have been in through the years, that the parents should be held accountable. How can every child, now grown man, in one family, turn out be an angry thug. These are learned behaviors. I pray for the rest if any other children in this family, that they may not turn out like this.
Jimmy Eckles March 02, 2013 at 09:50 PM
Agree with Brian and Dearborn Resident.
Karen March 02, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Right on CMD ! I've known the family for years these people hide behind a computer ! Heck I'd be. Pissed to ! $3.00 is a far cry from $7.94 ! Their menu has the prices right there ! Get a lawyer Jamie , I'm sorry this is happening . I
Adam March 02, 2013 at 11:00 PM
Letting anger take control and acting like a fool obviously run in the family. Maybe if you didn't always make excuses for Zach he would have graduated drug court. I did... No excuse this kid is not fit for society. Lock him up
Meech Luciano March 02, 2013 at 11:12 PM
This is really sad. Calling him a loser is a bit harsh. He obviously has some serious mental instability issues and he needs to learn manners. My generation of young men have no idea how to conduct themselves as gentlemen. They talk and dress like slobs, they are impatient, angry and they act as if something is owed to them. This man is part of the problem. I hope he serves his time and learns a few lessons, and more importantly, I hope he finds a therapist.


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