Man Tasered near Glendora Del Taco

Glendora officers tasered a man Sunday afternoon after did not comply with the officer’s commands to stop.

Officers tasered the man after fearing he may be armed. The suspect is the same man that police arrested Wednesday, Dec. 3, after being found with a modified BB gun that resembled a legitimate firearm.

Police received a call sometime before 3 p.m. in the 1900 block of East Route 66 of a man who approached the caller’s daughter in a “weird” manner, said Lieutenant Mat Williams of Glendora Police.

Responding officers later located the suspect near Del Taco, 1834 East Route 66, and identified him by the tattoo on his face the caller said the man bore. Officers believed him to be the same suspect from the BB gun call Dec. 3. After performing a warrant check, police learned the suspect had two warrants out for his arrest, Williams said.

“When the officer arrived, the subject walked away from him and was not cooperative,” Williams said.

The suspect also walked away from a second responding officer and started walking into the Del Taco.

Officers reportedly gave the suspect several commands to comply, but he refused to listen, Williams said.

“Fearing that he had a weapon and due to his uncooperative nature, he was tased in his back,” Williams said.

The suspect, Glendora resident Andrew Garcia, 24, was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital to remove the darts from his body, Williams said.

Garcia was booked on suspicion of obstructing an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and possessing a controlled substance without a prescription. His outstanding warrants regarded domestic battery charges and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Garcia is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail in the Glendora jail.



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