Mountain View police arrested a 55-year-old homeless man on Monday for allegedly brandishing a deadly weapon at officers in front of Chevy's Fresh Mex restaurant.
Police say that Corey Baker was running, jumping and yelling at two customers at the entrance of the restaurant on El Camino Real on Monday, June 22 around 7:30 p.m.
Police were able to calm the suspect down, Police spokesperson Liz Wylie said, and had him sitting on the floor. But Baker then allegedly got up and grabbed a four-foot long bamboo stick with a wire hook from his wheelchair, and allegedly started threatening police.
"It's a homemade weapon that would cause some serious injury," Wylie said.
The police took out tasers, which caused Baker to put down his weapon before the tasers had to be used, Wylie said.
"He saw the taser and dropped the weapon," Wylie said. "No one wants to be tased."
Police arrested Baker on charges of obstructing a police officer and brandishing a deadly weapon at an officer, a felony. The crime is normally a misdemeanor if it is not brandished at a policeman, Wylie said.