By David Corrigan and Stephanie Salazar
PAHOA, Hawaii: Police have charged 29-year-old Michael Glendon of Keaʻau with first-degree assault in connection with the stabbing incident near Honoliʻi Beach Park on October 17th.
Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section charged Glendon at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday. His bail was set at $25,000. Glendon was held at the Hilo police cellblock until his initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
South Hilo patrol officers responded to a call for assistance at 11 a.m. on Monday and discovered that a 29-year-old Hilo man – who has still not been identified – had sustained two injuries to his lower back in an altercation with an acquaintance on Kahoa Road fronting the Honoliʻi lookout area.
After news of Glendon’s arrest, a lot of attention was given to this video of Glendon testifying at a recent Hawaii County Redistricting Commission hearing
held in Pahoa.
The video garnered interest mainly because Glendon was brandishing what appeared to be a traditional shark tooth Hawaiian war dagger… but there has also been interest in the content of his testimony.
While Glendon did spend most of his time singing and posturing to the music that he asked to be played, he did mention his philosophy in terms of boundaries. He also mentioned the recent decision by the board of the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision to decline the county’s offer to build a park in HPP.
As his time expired, Glendon offered to build a park for the community himself. Before leaving the front of the room, Glendon placed his Hawaiian weapon on the front table with the commissioners, so – as he said – it would not intimidate folks in the audience.