Freeway triple stabbing suspect terrorized neighbors for years

Freeway triple stabbing suspect terrorized neighbors for years

EWA BEACH, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man who was arrested Monday night after a road rage-fueled stabbing on the H-1 Freeway has been terrorizing his neighbors for years, they said.

In fact, complaints about him prompted a city ordinance.

Neighbors say police would be called to Halolani Street in Ewa Beach regularly because of confrontations with Mark Char.

The 58-year-old was arrested Monday after a standoff at his home. He'd fled there after allegedly stabbing three men near the Kunia off-ramp on the H-1 Freeway.

"The cops would be here almost everyday," said neighbor Aaron Pascual.

One example of Char's bullying had to do with parking, neighbors said.

Char would constantly call 911, they say, clogging the emergency line with calls about people parking on the street in front of their homes.

The bullying went on for years before neighbors took their concerns to City Council.  In March, council members passed a measure that said that neighbors could park less than four feet from a driveway because space is so limited there.

"Based on the testimony that was given in committee from the neighbors, we realized this bill was very necessary. He was known to have weapons and that's why the neighbors were really scared," said Honolulu City Council Transportation Chairman Joey Manahan,

Ewa Neighborhood Board member Kurt Fevella says Char used those weapons and other tactics to intimidate people.

"He would go and spray a Clorox bottle, Clorox on their clothes. Or walk around with a cross bow. Like march around defending his home," Fevella said.

Fevella claims Char was even known to stage car accidents and pin it on the other driver. "He will be over here at the stop sign. If he's in front of you ... he'd reverse his car and say that you banged him. And then him and his wife would testify," Fevella said.

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