A Mountain View teenager was arrested after allegedly going on a destructive rampage through a Latham Street convenience store Saturday night, and then violently resisting police officers, a police spokeswoman said.
The teen charged at his arresting officers while cursing at them, according to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie. Inside the squad car, the 15-year-old bashed his head against the partition, and spat blood at an officer who attempted to check on the teenager's condition, she said.
The incident began around 11:52 p.m. on July 23 at the 7-Eleven located at 1905 Latham St., Wylie said. According to the store's clerk, the teen approached the checkout counter with a pair of bolt cutters, demanded money and then hit the glass countertop, causing it to shatter.
The clerk did not give the boy any money, Wylie said. Instead, he locked himself inside the store's office and called 911.
While the clerk was locked inside the office, the teen struck the office door with the bolt cutters and broke glass bottles and jars, along with two hot-dog-warming displays, Wylie said. The teen then fled without taking anything.
Police officers found a suspect matching the clerk's description of the would-be robber nearby.
"The suspect was not detained easily," Wylie wrote in an email describing the incident. The teen "shouted obscenities" at the officers while running toward them, which prompted the officers to draw their electric stun guns and deploy a police dog.
Once the teen saw the police dog he complied with the officer's orders and lay down on the ground, Wylie said. However, while on the ground he continued to cuss at the officers and refused to stand up on his own after he was handcuffed. When the officers lifted him up, he tried to flee while shackled.
The police finally managed to get the teen inside a squad car, Wylie said, but the chaos didn't end there, as the boy began hitting his head on the plastic partition between the front and back seat, causing a two-inch cut on his forehead. He also tried to kick the doors out.
When an officer attempted to check on the teen's condition, the boy spat blood at the officer, Wylie said.
The boy was taken to the hospital, treated for his injuries and booked into juvenile hall, Wylie said.