On May 2, at about 5:39 p.m.
Officers responded to a radio call of a disturbance at a business- Seamist Bike Rental 1619 Ocean Front Walk. The reporting party stated a subject was trying to take money from the cash register and harassing employees of the shop. Officers contacted the suspect who was yelling and uncooperative with officers. Officers attempted to grab a hold of the subject but he did not cooperate. A struggle ensued and the suspect spat at the officers. The subject displayed symptoms of being under influence of an alcoholic beverage. According to shop employees, the suspect entered the store and demanded money from the register, created a disturbance and began harassing employees. Duncan Thomas Moran, 52, homeless, was arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer. Bail was set at $20,000.
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