Police used an electronic stun device to subdue a man who refused to comply with an officer early Saturday morning.
Officers responded to a domestic violence report phoned in shortly after 4 a.m. on April 2 at an apartment complex in the 1900 block of Montecito Avenue. The officers found a father and daughter, both apparently under the influence of alcohol, arguing loudly.
Police said 46-year-old John Romo became belligerent with the two officers when one attempted to arrest him. Romo resisted, and the second officer intervened.
The 5-foot-10-inch, 260-pound Romo refused to cooperate, leading the first officer to "drive" stun the man, according to police spokeswoman Liz Wylie — a "drive" stun is a close-quarters stun, which does not deploy the barbed projectile portion of the stun gun, she said.
While police were struggling to gain control of Romo, his 22-year-old daughter Veronica Romo — 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 and was compliant 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 Romo was taken straight to jail, Wylie said.
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