Photo: scene of the nap
On November 6th, a call was made to Fresno County Sheriff’s Office regarding a man trespassing at a home near West Dudley and North Hulbert Avenues in Fresno to sleep on their porch.
When the responding deputy arrived, he found 35-year old Michael Herrera inside his own car. While attempting to detain Herrera, the deputy was pushed and Herrera drove away.
The deputy jumped in his patrol car to pursue Herrera but held off once he learned California Highway Patrol’s plane was in the air keeping tabs on the suspect.
Herrera pulled his green Saturn into the parking of an auto shop on West Belmont and North Pleasant Avenues. With a screwdriver he found in the garage, he failed to start the engine of a Mercedes SUV. Deputies were able to take him into custody at this point.
Deputies found a glass pipe and methamphetamine in Herrera’s possession. An ambulance was called to transport him to a hospital, for beyond appearing under the influence of meth, he appeared to need immediate medical attention.
Herrera was eventually booked into the Fresno County Jail where he could be charged with trespassing, assaulting a peach officer, evading police, attempted auto theft, drug possession, and driving under the influence. His bail is set at $32,500.
Photos from Fresno County Sheriff’s Office