Agitated man threatens officers, barricades in his truck for a while
Photo: Jacob Rankin
On the afternoon of September 6 an officer with the Monterey Police Department spotted a man in the 400 block of Figueroa yelling.
The “agitated and aggressive” individual had his fists clenched as he yelled at passing motorists and pedestrians.
The officer stopped to contact the man, at which time he got into a truck, yelling at the officer from inside of the truck, threatening to kill him.
25-year-old Jacob Rankin was known to MPD officers for his previous arrest for being under the influence of meth.
The barricade continued as Rankin asserted that he had knives, although none were seen.
The press release details – “MPD Officers who had attended Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training and Integrating Communications Assessment & Tactics (ICAT) training utilized de-escalation negotiation methods while interacting with Rankin. Officers recognized that it was a warm day and Rankin was sitting in a hot vehicle without the engine running. Officers offered Rankin cold liquids but he refused. Officers were able to push bottled liquids into the car through a partially open window for Rankin to drink.”
Over an hour later, Rankin came out of the vehicle and was taken into custody and booked for felony threats, obstructing an officer and violation of Post Release Community Supervision.