Thursday, June 17, 2010

Gettin' western on San Pedro

Now this is something you don't see every day -- in the middle of the day -- on San Pedro Avenue.
San Antonio Police Chief Bill McManus said San Antonio SWAT and crisis negotiators were called to a home in the 400 block of Odell Street, where Rudy Villarreal had barricaded himself inside.

Officers with a special unit that handles stolen vehicles recognized Villarreal earlier Thursday afternoon and pulled him over in the 4200 block of San Pedro Avenue, police said.

While an officer was handcuffing Villarreal, who had just gotten sprayed with Mace, he got away and managed to get a gun and shot at the officer, McManus said. The officer returned fire and wounded Villarreal, who ran to a nearby neighborhood with one handcuff dangling. The officer was not injured.

Two other people were in the car, including the man's mother, police said. Both people were taken into custody, McManus said.

Police canvassed the neighborhood and made contact with a woman living at the home on Odell Street, who told them she had not seen Villarreal. However, McManus said Villarreal was, in fact, in the home and the woman declined to tell police that, fearing he would harm her children.

When Villarreal went to take a shower, McManus said, the woman and her two children fled the home, allowing a SWAT team and crisis negotiators to surround the home.McManus said Villarreal demanded $10, a pair of jeans and a soda, which were given to him.

McManus said Villarreal then gave up and surrendered himself to police, who arrested him without incident.
(from KSAT-12)

You're on the run from the cops----and you decide to take a shower? In a stranger's house? With the people still at home? With one handcuff still dangling?

And all you demand is a pair of jeans and a soda?

I bet this is a day Villarreal never forgets.

1 comment:

Dave said...

I would have asked for jeans, a soda and the truth about la chupacabras. Hey, when you are in a position to bargain, make it big.

WV: upfabat (sounds like the name of a Cricket team).