Police: Man threatened to ‘kill all Americans’ before hitting two people with his car outside bar
TWIN FALLS — A Twin Falls man who identified himself as a Muslim threatened to “kill all Americans” after he was refused service at a bar for being too drunk, then hit two people with his car in the bar’s parking lot, police said.
Adnan Ibrahimovic, 39, was arrested early Thursday and scheduled for an initial appearance in Twin Falls County Magistrate Court on two felony charges of aggravated battery, a felony count of leaving the scene of an injury accident and a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence.
Prosecutors say Ibrahimovic was already drunk when he arrived late Wednesday at the Windbreak 55 bar on Kimberly Road, previously the Pressbox. Customers and employees said that when Ibrahimovic arrived, he began arguing with other customers and threw a barstool when a bartender refused to serve him alcohol and told him to leave.
The bartended said Ibrahimovic “stated he wanted to kill all Americans,” court documents said.
After bar employees and others escorted him to his car, Ibrahimovic “rapidly accelerated toward” three bar patrons, striking two of the men, court documents said. One man complained that his hand was possibly broken and the car had run over his foot.
Twin Falls Police officers found Ibrahimovic at his home, where he told police other bar patrons threatened him “because he dresses nice and is Muslim,” court documents said. He also told police that he hit the men with his car because they were surrounding the vehicle with guns and knives.
Later, Ibrahimovic recanted, saying he never saw a gun or knife, and officers at the bar were unable to find weapons belonging to the men he hit, court documents said. Officers arrested Ibrahimovic and booked him on several felonies.
Ibrahimovic is set for a preliminary hearing March 9.