By Shurtz, Delon on December 6, 2019.
A 37-year-old man who inexplicably motioned for a motorist to pull over to the side of the road, then threatened the motorist with a knife, will remain in custody for a few more days.
Stanley Standing Alone pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to single charges of assault with a weapon and drug possession, and was sentenced to 45 days in jail.
The 55-year-old motorist was stopped for a red light in the southbound lanes of Mayor Magrath Drive Nov. 13 when he noticed two men standing on the side of the road.
Standing Alone waved at the motorist to pull over, and when he did, then got out of his vehicle and walked toward the two men, Standing Alone pulled out a folding knife and waved it at him.
The intended victim quickly returned to his vehicle and drove away.
Police found the suspect shortly afterward and found the knife in Standing Alone’s backpack. He was also caught with 2.2 grams of fentanyl.
Federal Crown prosecutor John Oman told court he doesn’t know why Standing Alone behaved the way he did.
“There’s no explanation for doing what he was doing,” Oman said.
Standing alone was given credit for the equivalent of 35 days spent in custody since his arrest – calculated at time and a half – leaving him with 10 days to serve.
He must also submit a sample of his DNA for the National DNA Databank.
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