Police: Redwood City man arrested following erratic behavior, alleged battery on a peace officer
A Redwood City man has been arrested on suspicion of battery on a peace officer, according to police.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, November 2, officers responded to the 1400 block of El Camino Real, where a man — later identified as 36-year-old Vincent Montano — was reportedly displaying erratic behavior and antagonizing people. Police say Montano’s conduct included taking a basketball from a group of kids walking by, trying to push a bicyclist off their cycle, and trying to open the doors of cars parked nearby.
Upon officers’ arrival, Montano reportedly fled on foot across El Camino Real, nearly being struck by several cars, but was soon detained in the parking lot of Pet Food Express. Though combative and non-cooperative, Montano was successfully taken into custody and referred for a physical and emotional health assessment, police said.
That night, police returned to the medical center where Montano had been cleared to be taken into custody. Police say they found him unrestrained and that he again tried to flee on foot, but was quickly subdued and arrested. He was booked on suspicion of multiple counts of resisting arrest, resisting arrest by means of threats or violence, and battery on a peace officer.