Reportedly Irrational Man Struggles with Number of Pasadena Police Officers at Two Nearby Popular Pasadena Restaurants

Published : Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 6:06 AM

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An unidentified man just released from Pasadena police custody after being arrested for trespassing earlier in the afternoon caused a disturbance at a restaurant which led to a confrontation with multiple officers in front a number of diners before he could be detained Saturday evening.

Pasadena Police Lt. Max Dahlstein said officers were dispatched at 7:18 p.m. to Alexander’s Steakhouse at 111 North Los Robles Ave. where the man was reportedly banging loudly on the restaurant’s exits.

When waiters from Alexander’s attempted to restrain the man, he slipped away moved and moved towards the California Pizza Kitchen directly to east, Dahlstein said.

Arriving officers made contact with the man in the breezeway between the restaurants.

The man resisted, Dahlstein said, and ultimately four officers were needed to take the man to the ground and restrain him.

A Pasadena Fire Dept. Rescue ambulance was called to the scene so that the man could be placed on a gurney in restraints and transported to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation, Dahlstein said.

The man was not injured in the confrontation. One police officer suffered a scraped knee.

Dahlstein said the man was originally arrested earlier in the afternoon at 2:20 p.m. for trespassing upon a property on South Raymond Avenue. Police were summoned by a security guard. The man was, Dahlstein said, acting strangely.

The man was booked and released from Police headquarters at 200 North Garfield Avenue, about three blocks from Alexander’s Steakhouse, at 7:10 p.m.

A number of diners witnessed the altercation, Dahlstein said, and appeared to be shooting pictures and videos as the officers struggled to control the man.

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