Argument at Buffalo Wild Wings led to Reynold Pratt allegedly brandishing knife at bar

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Reynold Pratt
One unfortunate patron got a whole lot more than wings, beer, and sports during a recent trip to Buffalo Wild Wings.

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On Monday, Reynold Pratt's attempts to chat up the man sitting next to him at the bar in B-Dubs' West St. Paul location were rebuffed, and if law enforcement's account of what happened can be believed, Pratt was murderously unhappy about it.

After Pratt's would-be interlocutor told him he was "chilling" with his co-workers and had no interest in conversing with him, Pratt, a 40-year-old South St. Paul resident, allegedly went into full-fledged racist mode and insulted the man with a string of racial slurs.

The man then "got in Pratt's face and told him to stop disrespecting him," the criminal complaint says, according to a Pioneer Press report. But instead of backing down, the surveillance footage shows Pratt, knife in hand, walking toward the man.

The man and his friends left, and police were called to the scene. They found Pratt still sitting at the bar with his knife and a beer next to him.

"Am I in trouble since I pulled a knife on that guy?" he asked officers, the PiPress reports.

The answer to his question was yes. Pratt's been charged with a felony count of making terroristic threats. He's currently free after posting $5,000 bail.

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14 comments
anon
anon

Wonder what kind of sauce he got ...

rapsucks
rapsucks

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GON GIT ME SOME CHIIICKKKKEEENNNNNNN

keny1
keny1

Diversity. Embrace it!!

Abby
Abby

lousy social skills

Edward Bertsch
Edward Bertsch

"Am I in trouble since I pulled a knife on that guy?" this dude needs to watch a bit more TV. "Anything you say can and will be used against you"

Scotty Johnson
Scotty Johnson

I don't always eat chicken wings.... but when I do I might stab someone.

Bryan Wade
Bryan Wade

Guy is hyper protective of his wings !!!! whataya do ??!!

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

If only everyone in the bar would have had a gun.  Then nothing bad would have happened. 

Becca Hudson
Becca Hudson

I thought for a second his name was Buffalo Wild Wings.

Ross Levine
Ross Levine

Ahhh now there's the Minnesota mentally affected nice that I get to see and enjoy .

green23
green23

@Ross Levine  I think that it actually has more to with the suburban vs. urban mentalities than it does with Minnesota. 

I've heard several bartenders comment on this phenomenon over the years. In the suburbs, it is generally not considered 'okay' to converse with strangers at a bar. You are only supposed to associate with the group that you came in with, basically. There's no written policy, obviously, but this is just the suburban culture. 

On the other hand, the guy who comes in to an urban bar and refuses to speak to strangers is considered a bit odd. People socialise differently in urban areas. This doesn't justify pulling a knife on someone, but it does kind of explain why someone in a suburban bar could get offended by a stranger striking up a conversation. That's what really provoked this incident.

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