(Teen attempts to steal a scooter)..It was an electric scooter.
Calexico Police say the owner of the scooter witnessed the theft. The owner gave chase in an attempt to recorver his property. The situation turned violent when the suspect brandished a knife and began swinging it from side to side. Thge suspect threatened to stab the victim, and then even threw rocks at the victim as he made his get away. Police arrived at the scene and quickly arrested the suspect, a 17 year old juvenile. He was taken into custody for robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats. Police transported the suspect to Juvenile Hall, but the county facility would not accept the suspect, citing current booking restrictions. Police had not choice but to release the suspect pending criminal charges.