On Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 2:25 am, officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the McDonald’s restaurant, located at 1540 Second St. in order to investigate a report of a disturbance.
Upon arrival at the location the officers spoke with the security guard at the restaurant who told them that the suspect had attempted to punch him in the face.
The security guard then told the officers that he had used his pepper spray on the suspect and that the suspect was at that time in an alley adjacent to the restaurant suffering and complaining about the effects of the pepper spray.
The officers then went out to the alley and approached the suspect telling him that they were there to help him.
The suspect responded getting up off the ground and throwing punches at the officers.
One of these punches landed on an officer’s chin. The officers struggled with this suspect and eventually overpowered him and placed him in handcuffs.
This 29-year-old resident of Crestline, CA was arrested and charged with assault, public intoxication, obstruction, and assault and battery on a police officer. Bail was set at $20,000