Man shows up at Phoenix bar in jail stripes

Posted at 8:23 AM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 10:23:04-05

A Phoenix man turned heads after he walked into a neighborhood bar wearing a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office jail uniform.

"I thought it was a delayed Halloween costume," said Krystina Smith.

Smith was at the bar when Brama Koroma walked in and took a seat at the Westwood bar near 18th Avenue and Glendale.

"He was acting normal. Like he had just got off from work," said Smith. Koroma says no one questioned him.

"They just thought it was cool," said Koroma.

He says he bought the outfit online.

"I paid $500 for the shirt and $500 for the top," said Koroma. 

Phoenix police were called out to the bar after several disturbance calls and confronted Koroma, according to a police report.

Officers say he made threats that included stabbing the responding officer, blowing up the building and killing him.

Court paperwork also reveals police saw that Koroma had what looked like a grenade in his hand.

"It was not a grenade, it was a vaporizer that looks like a grenade," Koroma later said.

Police were finally able to apprehend him after a physical altercation. 

He is facing two counts of aggravated assault.