A swing and a miss

Man arrested for trying to punch officer, police say

A Mountain View man was arrested after attempting to punch a police officer on Sunday, July 4, according to a Mountain View police spokeswoman.

The suspect, 27-year-old Humberto Pineda, was spotted by an officer who, through prior contact with the suspect, knew he was driving without a license, according to Liz Wylie, of the Mountain View police. The officer attempted to follow Pineda but lost sight of the car and enlisted other officers to help.

The suspect's vehicle was found parked at 2026 West El Camino Real, but the suspect had already fled. The officer looked for Pineda a nearby hotel. When the officer found him hiding on the second floor and confronted him, the suspect tried to punch the officer, but missed, according to Wylie.

Pineda was arrested at about 5:45 p.m. for resisting arrest, assault on an officer and driving without a license.


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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 7, 2010 at 1:24 pm

It's a shame that the MVPD can't respond the way the policia in Mr. Pineda's homeland would respond to a punch in the face.

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Posted by New Jim
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jul 7, 2010 at 1:55 pm

How's that? Taser?

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Posted by le dude
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 7, 2010 at 2:24 pm

More like, "documentos, por favor."

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Posted by Why???
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 7, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Why is this even news worthy?

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Posted by Thom
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jul 7, 2010 at 5:22 pm

When I saw 'Swing and a miss' I thought the article would be about the A's.

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Posted by Racists...step down
a resident of Willowgate
on Jul 8, 2010 at 7:13 am

Would you really be that surprised to hear that Mr. Pineda was born in the USA?

So "OLD BEN", this is how his homeland responds.

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