Santa Monica police arrested a man but later released him after challenging passersby on the Third Street Promenade to fight on Saturday, Nov. 8.
Citizens in the 1300 block of Third Street Promenade flagged Santa Monica Police Department Bike Patrol Officers down at 5:40 pm on this day in regard to a homeless person who was challenging people to a fight.
As the officers were approaching the suspect, this man spotted the officers and began to jaywalk across Santa Monica Boulevard whilst pretending not to hear the officers’ requests for him to stop.
The officers eventually caught up with this suspect and after a brief struggle, the officers were able to place him into handcuffs.
The man then kept falling down to the ground in an effort not to be taken into custody, but the officers prevailed and the man was taken off to Santa Monica Jail.
After a short stay in the jail this Santa Monica resident was released with a citation.
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.