Knife-wielding man in dog costume arrested in Germantown store

A Maryland man was arrested after police say he was acting erratically inside of a Germantown Michaels store.

On Sunday, October 1, Montgomery County police officers received a call around 4:30 p.m. about 26-year-old Ludwin Joel Godoy-Mantar. They say Godoy-Mantar, who appeared disoriented, was wearing a dog costume, wandering in and out of the store and was carrying a knife.

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When the officers arrived, they located Godoy-Mantar in the back of the store where he had removed his costume and was holding a fold-out 4-inch knife. When Godoy-Mantar refused to drop his weapon and began to advance on the officer, the officer drew his firearm. A second officer was able to deploy his taser on Godoy-Mantar and arrest him.

Godoy-Mantar was transported to the hospital for mental health evaluation and has been charged with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was transferred on Tuesday to the Central Processing Unit and is currently being held without bond.
 

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