Neighbors detain drunken, violent skateboarder with stun gun
Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 3:16 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 3:16 p.m.
A 23-year-old man with a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon after he attacked a resident with the skateboard he was carrying, police said.
Michael Eastman, of Petaluma, was reportedly walking home on I Street late Sunday evening, carrying his skateboard, when he threw a solar light he had picked up from a nearby yard in the street and broke it.
According to residents, Eastman then used his skateboard to break a window out of a camper parked in a resident's front yard. Residents came out and confronted Eastman, who they said began attacking one person with his skateboard, striking the person repeatedly with the board. More neighbors came outside and helped detain Eastman using a stun gun until officers arrived on scene.
Officers arrested Eastman and determined that his blood alcohol level was .26. Eastman, who did not answer any questions at the scene, was arrested and booked into county jail on a felony assault charge. The victim sustained minor injuries. Minor damage to the camper was also reported.
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