Thea Digiammerino

Man Accused of Threatening Comedian Aries Spears With Knife in Manchester

A Massachusetts man is accused of threatening comedian Aries Spears with a knife after a heckling situation during a show in Manchester.

According to police, 34-year-old Michael Perrone of Worcester, Mass., attended a show at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at the Shoppes at Buckland Hills in Manchester Friday. Witnesses told police that Perrone was heckling Spears, and the two got into a verbal argument. After the exchange, Perrone left the club and was seen pulling out a folding knife and threatening to wait for Spears outside, police said.

Perrone told officers he left the club because the comedian was making fun of him. Perrone did not have a knife on him, but investigators found one in a planter outside the club. Witnesses confirmed the knife in the planter was the one that Perrone brandished, according to police.

Perrone was charged with second-degree threatening, second-degree breach of peace, and tampering with evidence. He was released on a $1,000 bond and is due in court on March 7.

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