SAN MATEO – A 38-year-old Oakland man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a parking enforcement officer in a parking garage in downtown San Mateo, police said.
The San Mateo Police Department said in a statement that officers were called to the Main Street parking garage at 355 2nd Ave. at approximately 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to report a disturbance.
Police said a parking enforcement officer and a delivery driver were involved in a confrontation over a parking citation. The officer was writing a ticket for a vehicle parked at a handicapped spot without a placard when the driver returned. Police said the driver told the officer that he did not have the placard and then started chasing the officer.
“The driver threatened to physically harm the parking enforcement officer,” police said.
The officers found the driver on the spot. Police said he initially spoke to the officers, but then became irritated, refused to identify himself and walked away from them.
Police said the driver ignored orders to stay at the scene while officers investigated. They also reportedly resisted his attempts to detain him. He was eventually arrested in the San Mateo County Jail for resisting an executive officer and resisting arrest.