On Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2:40 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 2400 block of Lincoln Boulevard after receiving a report of a man, possibly intoxicated, running around in the traffic (exceptionally dangerous).
When the officers arrived at the scene they looked at this man who was running around in traffic and immediately concluded that he was in fact, very, very drunk.
The officers attempted to handcuff the man, but he resisted, and began informing the officers that he had an intent to terminate their lives, but with the use of alternative phrases, of course.
The officers had no choice but to deploy their X26 Taser.
They tased the man, and this resulted in him immediately ceasing his combative and disagreeable behavior, and falling over.
The officers then took the man to a local hospital so he could be treated for the minor injury he had sustained from the taser.
This 50-year-old homeless man was charged with public intoxication and had bail 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.