On July 9 at about 3:37 p.m., a Santa Monica police sergeant was talking with a community member in the lobby of the city public safety facility when the sergeant heard a suspect yelling at the front-desk officer through the window.
The suspect was using profanity and began punching the window. When the sergeant walked over to ask the suspect what was going on, the suspect got into a fighting stance. The suspect responded in an aggressive and challenging manner.
The suspect continued to challenge him verbally regarding whether he was going to need to use the gun to arrest him. He continued to try to provoke a response from the sergeant using physical posturing and aggressive language.
The suspect was taken into custody and booked for disturbing the peace, obstructing and resisting arrest. Bail was set at $10,000.