Sat. Dec 9th, 2023

An unidentified man rescued his pit bull from a knife-wielding stranger inside his pickup truck in Westminster on Saturday, Dec. 10, according to the Westminster Police Department.

The man parked his pickup truck at a strip mall at the 16400 block of Magnolia before 4:50 p.m., then went inside a store, leaving his pit bull in the truck’s front seats.

When the man came out of the store a short while later he was surprised to find Miguel Garcia-Gonzalez, a 34-year-old Garden Grove man, sitting in the truck’s driver seat. Even worse Garcia-Gonzalez was holding the pit bull in a headlock in his right arm and had a knife in his left hand.

The pit bull’s owner was able to grab his dog away from Garcia-Gonzalez, who swung at him several times with the knife. During the tussle, the man used a stun gun on Garcia-Gonzalez.

The man was able to pull Garcia-Gonzalez out of the driver’s side door after stunning him, and he pulled him out of the pickup truck.

The man and a store employee the used zip ties to restrain Garcia-Gonzalez.

Police officers arrested Garcia-Gonzalez when they arrived.

Fortunately neither the man nor his dog were injured.

Garcia-Gonzalez was arrested and booked in jail although he had not yet been charged as of Sunday.

By Editor

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

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