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Bleeding man kicks, spits at officers

A San Jose man was arrested in Mountain View early Sunday morning with more than 10 grams of cocaine in his pocket, police said. The man reportedly resisted arrest, and kicked, spat at and yelled racial epithets at one of the arresting officers.

According to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie, a passerby flagged down an officer in the 800 block of Villa Street at about 2:12 a.m. to report two men who appeared to be injured and drunk.

The witness had seen the men near the intersection of Villa and Castro Streets with cuts on their arms and faces, Wylie said. Officers then found two men matching the witness' description in a parking area behind 825 Villa St.

"Both subjects were highly intoxicated," Wylie said.

When asked about their injuries, they told the police that they had been stabbed, Wylie said. However, investigating officers determined that the men had been injured by climbing over a nearby fence topped with razor wire. The officers found fresh blood on a razor-wire-equipped fence nearby and the men's injuries were consistent with the pattern of the razor wire.

As the officers asked more questions, one of the men, identified as 21-year-old Luis Morales, became belligerent, Wylie said. First he refused to remain seated. Then, when officers attempted to handcuff him, he resisted. Once he was cuffed he began to kick at the officers.

He managed to kick one of the officers in the knee, Wylie said. Morales also yelled racial slurs at the same officer -- a black woman -- and attempted to spit on her.

Officers put more restraints on the man, including a spit shield to prevent him from spitting on anyone, as well as a "hobble," which held both of his feet together, Wylie said. Officers found 10.2 grams of cocaine in Morales' pocket.

Morales was taken to the hospital to be cleared for incarceration, Wylie said. At the hospital he kicked another officer in the chest. Morales was booked into county jail and charged with one count of resisting an officer; two counts of battery on a police officer; possession of a controlled substance; and being drunk in public.

The officer who was kicked in the knee complained of pain but declined treatment. The officer who was kicked in the chest was not injured.

The man accompanying Morales, a 23-year-old from Watsonville, complied with officers from the start, Wylie said. He was treated at the scene for his injuries and released without any charges.

Comments

Posted by Evidence, a resident of Castro City
on Jun 28, 2011 at 10:18 am

Shock of all shocks...they were on alcohol; avail at oh so many local alcohol dispensaries.


Posted by Confused, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 28, 2011 at 11:26 am

And the decision to ban marijuana collectives was made in the City, but it's OK to keep the MANY MANY alcohol filled clubs, eateries and restaurants open till 1 or 2:00am for folks to drive home drunk or act like this in public?! I don't remember ever reading about someone who has smoked marijuana act like this towards an officer, but I've been reading many other articles about folks who are DRUNK act like this lately... government "officials" can really be stupid sometimes.


Posted by O R, a resident of Castro City
on Jun 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm

The two drunks became so upset when they realized they were snorting cocaine cut with 75% baby formula they just purchased from a group of black teens in a gray SUV.


Posted by Ono, a resident of The Crossings
on Jun 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Mannitol
Not formula...

And it was gray only on the left front fender.


Posted by Thom, a resident of Jackson Park
on Jun 28, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I thought being drunk in public was a crime? Apparently I have been mistaken for over 30 years. Apparently you can abuse alcohol and people while causing a public nuisance. That bums me out because I quit drinking long ago.
I don't understand why people bring up the marijuana issue. It doesn't help in the discussions of whether it should or shouldn't be legal. People really need to know when to pick the time for the fight. This isn't the place or the time and you don't have an audience to puff your chest out, and you clearly lack stats.


Posted by Zogma, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm

I would've tased him first.


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 28, 2011 at 11:01 pm

"Stats"? We don' need no steenkin' STATS. How much violence do you see around cannabis dispensaries? How much violence do you see around alcohol dispensaries? I rest my case.


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