Police: Teen pulls knife on Destiny USA security guards after repeatedly being …

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Police say a 17-year-old male pulled a knife out when Destiny USA security guards tried escorting him and a friend off the property.

Guards said Joel E. Pizarro and Jose Reyes were escorted out of the mall several times Friday for acting disorderly and violating a policy requiring anyone under 18-years-old to be escorted by a parent or guardian after 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Three security guards began escorting the teens toward a bus stop around 10:10 p.m.

when they say Pizarro became hostile toward them.

sk© Security SAVER SALE guard Sonya Baxter said Pizarro balled his fists and said he wanted to “pop” them.

She then saw him pull a black knife out of his pants pocket and heard the blade lock in place.

He then turned toward the security guards but threw the knife in a nearby trashcan.

The teens continued toward the bus stop, where Syracuse police officers took Pizarro into custody and escorted the teens to the mall squad office.

Pizarro is charged with a violation for trespassing and misdemeanors for second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

He was released from the Onondaga County Justice1 center the next day.

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