Local police used an electronic stun device to subdue a local man who refused to comply with an officer's commands early Saturday morning.
According to the report, officers arrived at an apartment complex in the 1900 block of Montecito Avenue, responding to a domestic violence report phoned in shortly after 4 a.m. on April 2. The officers found a father and daughter, both under the influence of alcohol, arguing loudly.
Police said 46-year-old John Romo became belligerent with the two officers, one of whom attempted to place Romo under arrest. Romo resisted, and the second officer intervened.
The 5-foot-10-inch, 260-pound Romo, continued to refuse to cooperate, leading the first officer to "drive" stun the man, according to police spokeswoman Liz Wylie -- who explained that a "drive" stun is a close-quarters stun, which does not deploy the barbed projectile portion of the stun gun.
While police were struggling to gain control of Romo, his daughter -- Veronica Romo, 22 -- who had been yelling at her father when police arrived, turned her anger on the officers, swearing at them and ignoring their commands, Wylie said.
She eventually calmed down after Romo was subdued and a third officer arrived at the apartment complex. Both of the Romos were arrested and charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer.
John Romo was taken to the hospital to be checked for injuries -- standard procedure anytime someone is subdued with an electronic stun device, Wylie said. He had minor bruises and an abrasion on his knee. He was then booked into the main jail.
Veronica was taken straight to the main jail, Wylie said.