A man faces four felony charges stemming from allegations that he threw a flaming Molotov cocktail at Buffalo Wild Wings employees on Tuesday evening.
Manuel B. Fisher, 34, is charged with three counts of attempted assault with a weapon and one count of arson, all felonies. He also faces two misdemeanor charges, criminal mischief and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
At Fisher’s initial court appearance on Wednesday afternoon, Missoula County Justice of the Peace Alex Beal set bail at $500,000.
The matter started when Missoula Police were called to a road rage incident at Old Grant Creek Road on Tuesday afternoon, according to Missoula County charging documents.
A witness reported he was waiting to turn out of a parking lot onto the road when a train crossed, causing traffic to stop. The suspect car, a green Ford Ranger, turned and stopped in the roadway.
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The witness indicated he wasn’t sure what to do. Fisher then got out of his car and approached the witness carrying a baseball bat.
Charging documents allege Fisher then struck the window of the witness’ vehicle multiple times, cracking it. The witness said the attack was unprovoked.