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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.

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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