OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A 45-year-old man allegedly threw his bicycle through two large windows at an Oceanside restaurant Tuesday morning and was arrested at a nearby apartment complex after fighting with a police officer and being zapped with a stun gun.
An employee of Fiesta Mexicana on Mission Avenue near El Camino Real spotted the suspect — identified as Adolfo Evans — tampering with property at the rear of the closed restaurant around 6:30 a.m., Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Cosby said.
Evans allegedly tried to force his way inside, but was locked out after a brief struggle with the employee. He then headed to the side of the restaurant and used his bike to break two large plate glass windows, Cosby alleged.
The employee called police and Evans fled — but he didn’t get far, the lieutenant said.
He was spotted shortly afterward near the Villa Del Mar Apartments less than a block away on Los Arbolitos Boulevard and attempted to run off again, but the officer was close behind, Cosby said.
At some point during the brief pursuit, Evans turned around, prompting the officer to use his Taser. Cosby said the stun gun had little effect, however, and a scuffle ensued.
Arriving officers broke up the tussle and took Evans into custody on suspicion of felony vandalism, assaulting a police officer and possession of burglary tools, Cosby said.