EASTON — A Cambridge man was arrested at the Taco Bell in Easton Friday, Oct. 9, after he allegedly pulled a box cutter on his child’s mother during an argument.
Easton police officers identified the man as Barry Faison, 30, and said they saw Faison on surveillance video “slashing” a knife at the woman with whom he was arguing outside of the Taco Bell at about 4 p.m. Friday. The woman “narrowly” dodged the knife and was not injured, according to police.
Faison reportedly told police the woman came to the fast food restaurant to fight him, and when the two made contact, she spit on him, police said.
Responding officers recovered the box cutter Faison allegedly used in the assault, and Faison later admitted to police that he “tried to slash at” his child’s mother, according to charging documents.
It’s unclear whether Faison was working at the Taco Bell at the time or if he was a customer, though police said Faison can be seen on video being restrained by his coworkers, who according to police, held Faison back in order to prevent a physical fight between him and his child’s mother.
Lt. George Paugh with Easton Police Department said he could not confirm whether Faison and the people police described as his coworkers were employed at the restaurant or if they were working at the time of the incident.
Faison’s child’s mother walked away from the Taco Bell while Faison was being restrained. Police later made contact with her and another male in a parking lot at the nearby Aldi grocery store, police said. Paugh said the couple’s child was not present during the alleged assault.
Faison was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault. He was released on a $15,000 unsecured bond Saturday, Oct. 10, according to online court records. Further court proceedings have not yet been set.