Contact Us

Darby Man Threatens Bar Patrons With Molotov Cocktail [AUDIO]

Molotov Cocktail
Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Ravalli County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jack Hatzenbuehler of Darby early Saturday morning after he allegedly threatened patrons of the Conner Bar with a Molotov cocktail.

Sheriff Chris Hoffman said Hatzenbuehler, 53, had been drinking at the bar for several hours when he got into a verbal exchange with other bar patrons and was asked to leave.

“Hatzenbuehler told the other bar patrons that he would be back, and he would be locked and loaded, and also threatened to burn the place down,” Hoffman said. “According to witnesses, Hatzenbuehler did return a short time later and was seen by other bar patrons getting out of his truck with a Molotov cocktail in one hand, and a lighter in the other. He was confronted by another bar patron who was able to subdue him before he could light the device.”

Hoffman said Hatzenbuehler had plans for the Molotov cocktail that could have severely injured other people in the area.

“He saw a number of people throwing firecrackers into a bonfire, so he went to his home and returned with the Molotov cocktail, which he intended to throw into the open flames,” Hoffman said. “He said if there were only a few people around the bonfire, he would have thrown the device into the flames, causing an explosion.”

Hoffman said Hatzenbuehler was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and possession of a destructive device, both felonies. He appeared in Ravalli County Justice Court on Monday, and was released on $10,000 bail.

Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Best of KMMS AM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The 1450 Delegation quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The 1450 Delegation contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.