Man Accused Of Threatening Park Employee Appears In Court

The man with the f-word tattooed on his forehead had a court appearance Tuesday. Patrick Brooks is accused of threatening a City of Redding maintenance employee with a hammer after the employee interrupted Brooks sleeping in a public restroom at Caldwell Park. Brooks allegedly swung the claw hammer at the man multiple times attempting to hit him in the head. On Tuesday, Brooks was offered a plea deal in exchange for a reduced prison term. He rejected it and he'll be back in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing.