Damien Brown, Countryside Drive, Salem, reported at 11:59 p.m. Thursday that a woman had picked him up at his home to take him to his sister's house in Salineville. Brown said she stopped the vehicle on a back road and her husband exited the rear of the vehicle and threatened him while holding an item. Brown first said the item was a crowbar but later said it was a knife and even later a pipe. He said he ran off and called the sheriff's office from a nearby home. Deputies went to the woman's house and separated her and her husband. Both said she did not know he was in the back seat and the only one holding a weapon was Brown, who was holding a beer bottle. Brown signed a refusal to prosecute.