A former police officer in California is going through costs after he allegedly threatened to “put a bullet” in an 11-year-old boy’s head over a doorbell prank, authorities mentioned.
Dean Taylor, who was an officer with the San Francisco Police Department, was taken into custody at his San Rafael dwelling on costs of kidnapping and demise threats.
The incident started on Feb. 12 when a group of juveniles had been ringing doorbells in the realm after which operating away earlier than the resident might reply.
The 11-year-old boy informed police that Taylor confronted them, bought in his automobile, and chased after the group, in accordance to a police press launch. At one level, Taylor allegedly blocked the boy’s path along with his automobile, he informed authorities.
“The suspect exited his vehicle, began yelling at the victim, grabbed him by the neck, and forced him to the ground,” police mentioned. “The victim said when he got back onto his feet, he was pushed into the suspect’s vehicle.”
An individual in the realm witnessed the incident and known as the police.
According to authorities, the boy mentioned that Taylor threatened to “put a bullet in his head” if he ever did the doorbell prank at his dwelling once more. Taylor then dropped the boy off on a road.
The boy mentioned he ran to his father or mother’s dwelling and informed them what occurred. Police mentioned the kid’s neck was pink from the place he was allegedly grabbed however he didn’t require medical consideration.
Police spoke with Taylor who mentioned that the group rang his doorbell 4 instances and “he was fed up,” the press launch states. He mentioned that after his bell was hit once more, he chased after the group however denied grabbing the boy across the neck or threatening him.
Anthony Brass, an lawyer for Taylor, mentioned the group of juveniles had been repeatedly pranking the neighborhood and on the night time of the incident his consumer was attempting to relaxation after having surgical procedure.
Brass mentioned Taylor’s intention was to take the boy to his mother and father to inform them concerning the prank. When the boy requested to be dropped elsewhere, Taylor let the boy out of the automobile, the lawyer mentioned.
Taylor is scheduled to seem in courtroom on March 29. Brass mentioned he’s attempting to get the costs dropped.