Sun. Sep 24th, 2023

Renato Gonzalez, a 35-year old transient, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of attacking a Jack-in-the-Box customer, ransacking a 7-11 and then assaulting a police officer, according to the O.C. Register.

Gonzalez is now facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon, battery on a peace officer and violently resisting arrest, according to the Costa Mesa police.

This incident happened at around 4:40 p.m., when Gonzalez reportedly walked up behind a customer at a Jack-in-the-Box located at 385 East 17th St. and then him him on the head with a metal napkin dispenser.

The startled customer suffered a laceration as a result of this unprovoked attack.

Gonzalez then took off on foot and was spotted again about an hour later when he went to a 7-Eleven at 1673 Irvine Avenue where he apparently tried to steal beer.

Store clerks at the 7-Eleven tried to block Gonzalez from leaving the store but he reacted by toppling product displays and he also began throwing items at the employees and also customers, according to the Costa Mesa P.D.

Gonzalez was finally Tasered by responding Costa Mesa police officers when he continued to act in an aggressive fashion.

The suspect was then taken to a local hospital – but he continued to act the fool, kicking a police officer in the chest. Fortunately that officer was not seriously hurt.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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