La Mirada, CA - Suspect At Biola University - Trying To Open Car Doors - Campus Officer Confronts Him - He Jumps Into Squad Car Trying To Steal It - Tased - Arrested By LAPD

February 11, 2014

chimes.biola.edu

Alejandro Berragan paced behind the Tradewinds Apartments at 10:32 a.m. on Feb. 4 testing car doors in search of an unlocked car. Although he hid behind protrusions in the building to keep out of sight of students entering and exiting the building, his activity was recorded on security cameras monitored by Campus Safety.

Within minutes a Campus Safety officer arrived and confronted Berragan. Berragan circled the empty squad car and leaped through the open passenger window attempting to climb into the driver seat to steal the car. When the suspect did not heed the warnings given, the officer deployed his taser. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department arrested Berragan, and he is being held in their custody without bail.

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