Kihei police arrested two men Thursday morning when a woman reported a handgun was pointed at her after she approached a man who was using a baseball bat to smash windows of her son's vehicle, police said.
Namon Parks, 31, of Waianae, Oahu, and Bronson Foster-Benson, 21, of Kihei were each charged with first-degree terroristic threatening. Foster-Benson also was charged with third-degree criminal property damage.
The arrests were made at 10:38 a.m. after the woman reportedly saw Foster-Benson smashing the windows of the Toyota 4Runner belonging to her 21-year-old son on Waipuilani Road in Kihei, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division. He said the woman approached Foster-Benson, who got into a small black sedan. When the woman walked up to the car, Parks pointed a handgun at the woman's head and face, Rego said.
He said the sedan fled and was abandoned fronting a residence on nearby Kapuhau Place. Witnesses saw two men running from the car and throwing a handgun in brush at an adjacent property, Rego said.
He said officers chased and apprehended both men nearby at the Maui Schooner Resort on South Kihei Road. Police recovered an airsoft gun Thursday. On Friday morning, a firearm was recovered after a child going to school saw something in the brush, police said.
The smashing of windows on the sport utility vehicle allegedly stemmed from a Halloween confrontation over a woman at a Kihei bar between the 21-year-old vehicle owner and a 19-year-old friend of the suspects, Rego said.
Parks was released after posting $1,000 bail. Foster-Benson was released after posting $1,200 bail.