June 14, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
Some people, it should be obvious with just a perfunctory reading of recent criminal activity throughout Southern California, are purely and simply “gun happy.”
Others—perhaps aware that the penalties for using a gun in a crime in the State of California can be quite severe—work hard to control their affinity for deadly weapons—limit their obsession to playing with knives.
That may be one of the factors leading to the June 11 th arrest of 36-year-old Ventura resident Peter Holder. According to Ventura Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Matt Cain, it was just after 9:00 p.m. on the night of the 11th when uniformed patrol units “responded to the report of a theft” at a retail location and learned that “an altercation” had taken place between a knife- wielding suspect and the business’ employees.
At that point, additional patrol units and a K9 officer showed up and quickly located Holder, who was “armed with a knife and a blunt object.” Ordered to divest himself of the weapons,
Holder failed to comply but was quickly subdued and taken into custody. The ensuing investigation indicated that Holder had indeed “brandished” his knife at a store employee and had “threatened to stab the employee.” Cops also learned that prior to this incident, Holder had gone on a bit of a rampage, slashing car tires at multiple locations in the area.
Holder was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of robbery, delaying a police officer, and felony vandalism.
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