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Burbank police say angry driver threatened family with 4-foot pole

August 10, 2013

A 25-year-old Burbank man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening a Burbank family with a 4-foot pole, police said. 

The man, identified by police as Ronald Kalinowski, was driving up the 600 block of Grinnell Drive, where a 52-year-old man and his daughter were exiting their parked car, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The man reportedly waved at Kalinowski to slow down. 

After driving past the pair, Kalinowski reportedly stopped his car, got out and yelled, “You got a problem with me? Let’s go,” according to Ryburn. 

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About 10 minutes later, Kalinowski returned to the front lawn of the residence with a 4-foot pole and struck the side of the victim’s truck. He then allegedly approached the victim and his 72-year-old father, who were both outside, while swinging the pole back and forth and refusing to leave, Ryburn said. 

The man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and was released after posting $30,000 bail. He’s due in court later this month.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

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