A 55-year-old man was arrested on Saturday, May 10 for public intoxication after bringing attention to himself at a Santa Monica convenience store.
An officer of the Santa Monica Police Dept. was called out to the AM/PM Market, located at 332 Pico Boulevard, at 2:54 a.m. on this day in order to investigate a report of a man who was claiming that his explosives had been stolen and he needed to speak with the FBI. It was also reported that the man had slurred speech.
Upon arrival at the location the officers spoke to the man but the man was unable to respond in any way that was comprehensible to the officer. The man did indeed have slurred speech, watery eyes, and wreaked of alcohol, but there was no evidence to support his prior claim that his explosives had been stolen, and therefore no need to involve the FBI.
The man was also unable to stand up on his own and needed the officer to stop him from falling over.
This man, of no fixed abode, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. Bail was set at $250.
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.