Merced is located about 30 minutes south of Modesto. Along with Modesto and Stockton, probably one of the most impoverished and fucked up places in the Central Valley.
Man arrested after throwing rocks at police station
By BRANDON BOWERS
A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he was seen throwing rocks at the Merced Police Department's north area substation at Loughborough Drive and R Street.
The man, whose name was not available at the Sun-Star's deadline, broke several windows at the substation before Sgt. Bob Chapman arrested him.
One employee's desk is located right behind a window smashed by one of the rocks.
"She didn't know if someone was shooting at the facility or throwing rocks," said Chapman, who rushed to the door when he heard her screams. Chapman said he drew his gun when he confronted the man.
"As soon as I exited the doors, I drew down because I didn't know if he had a gun. As soon as I came outside I saw that he had rocks in his right hand and a pole in his left hand, and he was winding up to throw another rock."
Chapman told the man to get on his knees and arrested him.
"He said he didn't really have a reason for doing it, he just did it," Chapman said.