City man charged with assaulting girlfriend, threatening hotel patrons with fake gun
MANCHESTER — A city man who allegedly tried to drag his new girlfriend back into an Econolodge Hotel room Monday also is charged with pulling a handgun on several patrons who came to her aid.
Grady Cook, 25, was arrested outside the 75 W. Hancock St. hotel about 5:20 a.m. and charged with simple assault, false imprisonment and three counts of misdemeanor criminal threatening.
The weapon Cook allegedly used to threaten three patrons proved to be a "realistic looking" metallic air soft pistol, police said.
Cook is accused of refusing to let his girlfriend leave the fourth-story room, grabbing her by the face. Cook is accused of grabbing his girlfriend by the face and shoving her to the floor when she tried to leave the fourth-floor hotel room, police said. Three patrons tried to intervene when Cook allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at each of them, police said. One patron said he appeared to be loading a round in the chamber.