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Cops Arrest Homeless Man, 39, For Resisting Officers And Public Intoxication

Alert Police Blotter: No Sweat.

Posted Nov. 20, 2012, 1:07 am

Tim Broughton / Mirror Contributor

A 39-year-old man who passed out on a sidewalk blocking the driveway of 710 Wilshire Boulevard on Thursday, Nov. 8 was arrested after resisting officers.

At 12:36 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were on patrol in the 1200 block of Seventh Street when a citizen flagged them down and told them about a man lying face down on the sidewalk.

The officers found the man who was snoring loudly, suggesting he was sleeping.

The officers woke him up. In response to their request to see some identification, the man handed them a stick of deodorant.

The suspect gradually became more coherent and as he did he also became more agitated.

The officers decided this man was under the influence of alcohol and was not able to care for himself.

This man then confirmed those suspicions by cursing at the officers and telling them that he was going to have them “taken out.”

The officers attempted to apply handcuffs to this man but he tensed up and resisted.

They eventually managed to handcuff this man but he refused to stand up and was actively resisting the officers.

The man was taken to the police vehicle and searched by the officers who discovered a large pair of scissors; the man then grabbed one of the fingers belonging to one of the officers in an attempt to cause injury to the officer.

The officers controlled the man using special techniques and arrested him.

This homeless man was charged with resisting officers and public intoxication.

Bail was set at $10,000.

Editor's Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled "Alert Police Blotter" (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of the Mirror's coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner. More serious crimes and police-related activities are regularly reported without editorial in the pages of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com.

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