A man in a wheel chair was arrested for robbery on November 29th in Chula Vista.
According to the report, deputies responded to several 911 calls that reported a man in a wheelchair attempting to rob several businesses in the area of 3rd and Naples.
During the attempted robberies, the suspect claimed that he had a gun and threatened to shoot people if he wasn’t given the money. He managed to rob Paty’s Barber Shop on 1099 Third Avenue. His threats convinced an employee, as the employee withdrew cash from the register and handed the money to the suspect.
Responding deputies were able to locate the disabled suspect at the front of a Walgreens at 3rd and Naples. He had one hand concealed in his jacket pocket, and told the officers that he had a gun and “wanted to die”.
The suspect was identified as 49-year-old Daniel Meza and was taken into custody after a brief struggle with the officers. It was discovered that Meza did not have a weapon of any kind on him.
He was arrested and transported to Scripps Hospital in Chula Vista, to get treated for minor injuries. After he was released, he was booked into the county jail for robbery, and two counts for attempted robbery.