A man was arrested at approximately 12:50 p.m. on July 23 in front of the San Diego Convention Center. Witnesses indicated that the man -- in his 20s or early 30s, with black curly hair and wearing a dark blue T-shirt, white shorts, sunglasses, and a navy blue hat -- was being loud and unruly and disturbing pedestrians headed toward the convention center for Comic-Con.

Standing on a corner close to the scene, a young witness said, “You don’t get to see something like this up close.” The young man was taking video and pictures of the man’s arrest and said he believed that the arrestee had alcohol or something else mixed with his Rockstar energy drink.

Another witness saw the confrontation with San Diego police escalate into a tussle. After the man was cuffed and locked up in the backseat of a police car, transit officer G. Burton stated, “He pushed a cop. You just don’t do that.” Burton declined to elaborate further.

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Visduh July 28, 2009 @ 9:37 a.m.

Pushing a cop in San Diego can become a capital crime, with on-the-spot execution by pistol shot. He was lucky.

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