Christopher Barry, the son of late Mayor Marion Barry, is accused of threatening a bank employee who told him his account was overdrawn and of hurling a trash can in a Tuesday outburst.
Barry, who is a candidate to replace his father on the D.C. Council, is being investigated by police over the alleged threat. He has not been arrested.
Multiple sources familiar with the incident said Barry entered a PNC Bank on 7th Street NW Tuesday and got into an argument with bank staff.
He tried to make a large cash withdrawal, but a bank employee told him that it was too much money and that his account was overdrawn, according to court documents.
"You always give me a hard time," Barry is accused of telling the employee, according to court documents. "I'm going to have somebody waiting for you when you get off work, you [expletive]."
According to the documents, Barry then threw a trash can over the security glass, striking and breaking a security camera valued at $1,000.
Barry, 34, has a history of brushes with law enforcement. He pleaded guilty in July 2011 to charges of possession of marijuana and PCP, and he was charged with driving under the influence in 2013.
On Jan. 5, Barry filed papers for the special election to fill his father's Council seat to represent Ward 8. The elder Barry died in November at age 78.
News4 has reached out to Christopher Barry and his campaign for comment. They have not returned the calls.