Police arrest bottle-swinging suspect


A 27-year-old Palo Alto man accused of being unruly inside a Mountain View Kohl's before swinging a bottle of alcohol at a security guard was arrested last week, according to police.

A member of the store's security staff told police that the man was verbally harassing employees and customers inside the store on the 300 block of Showers Drive during the afternoon on Jan. 22.

The man eventually left the store, only to fall asleep outside along the side of the building. When asked to leave, the suspect began swearing at the security staffer, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

The suspect reportedly swung a bottle of alcohol "a handful of times" at the store's security guard and also spat on him, Nelson said.

The man had left the area by the time officers arrived, but was located at an apartment complex on the 400 block of Del Medio Avenue, a few blocks away from the shopping center.

The man was identified as the suspect and was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and battery.

Editor's note: The Voice's policy is to withhold the names of those arrested for most crimes until the District Attorney has determined there is sufficient evidence to file charges in the case.

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Posted by A Talking Cat
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 6, 2019 at 11:37 am

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Marijuana legalization is ruining this city!


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Posted by Alcohol in our elementary schools
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 6, 2019 at 12:39 pm

Why do our elementary schools sell/auction/promote the use of alcohol for their fundraisers?

It seems to me it sends a HORRIBLE message to our Kinder thru 5th grade elementary school children to see so much support for stocking and selling (auctioning)ALCOHOL and ALCOHOL based parties at ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Functions. Maybe I'm odd that way

Elementary School Principals: Do you have the courage and moral conviction to admit that ANY reference to or auctioning of alcohol at your elementary school is wrong? Will you take a stand, or continue to foster the idea that, at an elementary school function, alcohol is fine? The kids know aalll about the "Wine room". I think it's a mis-fit at our schools, but maybe I'm wrong. Maybe there will be cannabis parties at the auction this year. How Fun! (sarcasm)

I'm guessing there will be much rationalization on the issue since if it brings in money, it must be OK, right? I think the idea is repugnant.

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Posted by MV Parents
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 6, 2019 at 4:50 pm

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@Alcohol in our elementary schools:

1. what does your comment have to do with the article? NOTHING

2. since you propose eliminating the wine cellar at school auction events, then we will need to eliminate all adult fundraiser parties sold at the auction that will have alcohol served at them. Oops there goes $25k dollars that support your kid's after school enrichment programs, school supplies, etc.

3. Since we eliminated alcohol related parties at school fundraisers, we will now need to eliminate alcohol served at the MVEF annual gala. There goes $50k dollars that pay for things like field trips, after school science programs, science teachers at the schools, etc.

4. The Los Altos/Huff parents often tell me they wish the school hosted a family friendly, alcohol free event like the MVWSD friday afternoon walkathons. Instead, th schools host evening adult only auctions where everyone gets tipsy and spends too much $ on auction items. The kids don't get to participate in raising money and it's not a family friendly community event.

5. Remind me again, what were you saying is repugnant? Oh, and make sure you volunteer to run the fundraiser next year so that you can implement your moral high-ground philosophies on everyone else!!! And Good luck getting volunteers to help you with that.

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