A 16-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department had a pretty wild night earlier this month. The deputy’s name hasn’t been released, but details from his drunken night have been.
The report claims the officer was off-duty when police in Sacramento found him chilling inside a vehicle that wasn’t his at around one in the morning. He was in the area to attend law enforcement memorial events that were scheduled for later in the week.
A Sacramento Police Department spokesman told reporters that the deputy was clearly intoxicated when he opened the front door of a parked vehicle and sat inside. The vehicle belonged to a street vendor who was selling tamales in the neighborhood.
Two people connected to the car tried to remove the deputy from the passenger seat, but they weren’t having much luck. Thankfully, they did notice he was carrying a gun and were able to disarm him. After a brief struggle, the deputy walked away from the car and was later detained by police. The spokesman made it clear that the deputy never tried to use his gun.
“There was no indication that the weapon was displayed or used in the commission of any crime.”
The Sacramento police notified L.A. County sheriff’s officials about the incident, and the deputy’s supervisor stopped by the station to pick him up and take him back to the hotel.
The deputy has been placed on paid leave as sheriff’s officials move forward with their investigation.