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Passing cop stops roadside assault

Original post made on May 14, 2010

A Mountain View plainclothes police detective found himself perfectly placed to stop a crime Tuesday, May 11, when he witnessed a roadside altercation between a young Palo Alto man and his female companion.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 13, 2010, 5:59 PM


Posted by nanak, a resident of Willowgate
on May 14, 2010 at 3:08 pm

In some cultures, that is how people express thier affection and love. In the facebook,twitter,blackberry,iphone age, some express their love by tweeting and sending text messages/emails even though they may be sitting right next to each other.

Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 14, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Excellent job, detective! Way to keep an "eye out for crime"! Nicely done!

Posted by seer, a resident of Castro City
on May 14, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Nanak, I think you're speaking of the Klingons from Star Trek fame!

Posted by kampuskop, a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 14, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I've always wondered why PD won't mention the officer's name. He/she should get credit for jumping in and averting a possibly dangerous situation!

Posted by White Hatter, a resident of Sylvan Park
on May 14, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Bravo Officer!!! So glad he is on our side - give him a medal!

Posted by Wow, a resident of Sylvan Park
on May 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm

I am sure that the department members know his or her name. I am sure the officer doesn't want his or her name published for privacy reason.

Posted by John, a resident of Monta Loma
on May 15, 2010 at 12:51 pm

I am curious. Would this even be a story if a uniformed officer drove by, saw the assualt and jumped out of his patrol vehicle to assist the woman? Is this really news? Why does the police department feel a need to alert teh media about these trival dealings? More real news please.