SACRAMENTO—Sacramento Police arrested Jake Thomas on Sunday, March 30 on suspicion of assaulting a Sacramento parking control officer.
The incident happened on Sunday at approximately 6:00 p.m. at 24th Avenue and 24th Street in Sacramento. Thomas, 24, was apparently so angry with the parking ticket he received that he allegedly became verbally aggressive toward the officer, assaulted him, threw the ticket at the officer and wouldn’t let the officer leave, according to Sacramento police spokeswoman Officer Michele Gigante.
The corner of 24th Avenue and 24th Street is in the south west area of Sacramento, just blocks from Sacramento City College, the Sacramento Zoo and Land Park. Thomas’ reported home address is also in the same neighborhood, on Attawa Avenue, so it might seem strange that he would not be aware of parking restrictions in the area.
The parking control agent called police officers who came to the scene and arrested the man on charges of assault, delaying and obstructing an officer in their duties, and violating probation.