Man who allegedly attacked woman with box cutter indicted

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man accused of attacking a woman with a box cutter in Waikiki has been indicted on charges of second-degree assault and terroristic threatening.

On March 21, Andrew Peppers, who also goes by Andrew Davis, allegedly attacked the victim in front of the Longs Drug Store on Kalakaua Avenue, leaving her with gashes on her hands, neck and chin.

The victim works in the area, and was sitting at one of the tables in front of Longs around 1:30 p.m. when Peppers came up behind her.

The two exchanged a few words when police say, he put her in a chokehold and tried to cut her throat, before someone heard her scream and knocked Peppers down, causing him to drop his weapon.

Police were able to arrest Peppers just blocks from the scene near Royal Hawaiian and Kuhio.

A check of Peppers' criminal history shows a violent past dating back nearly three decades. He has 19 convictions, including for manslaughter, robbery and drug crimes.

Both of Peppers' charges are class C felonies punishable by up to five years in prison. His bail is set at $75,000.

No court date has been set yet.

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