On Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 9:15 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were on patrol in the 2000 block of Main Street when a man who turned out to be the manager of the nearby Main Street Kitchen flagged them down.
The manager of the Main Street Kitchen told the officers that a man had been using the restroom of the Main Street Kitchen to “take a shower.”
The officers proceeded to the location and spoke with a pair of witnesses who told them they had seen the man using the restroom to cleanse his body, as well as washing his clothes.
In other words he had adapted the restroom to become a personal shower room and launderette combination, and not for its intended purpose.
The officers also learned that the man had been asked to leave the location, and had responded by becoming verbally aggressive and pushing one of the managers as he walked past him.
The officers detained the suspect outside the restaurant at which time the suspect became agitated and attempted to walk away.
The suspect then physically resisted the officers thus putting himself in the position of being charged with obstructing police officers in the execution of their duty.
He was eventually handcuffed and taken to jail whereupon he was charged with the aforementioned offense.
The bail for this 48-year-old Los Angeles resident 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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