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Fight over radio-controlled car leads to arrest

Man allegedly stole radio-controlled car and threatened man during scuffle.

May 19, 2011|By Veronica Rocha,

SOUTH GLENDALE — A 20-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly robbed another man of a radio-controlled car at a park and threatened to “shoot up his house” if he reported the incident to police.

Marcus Javier of Glendale was taken into custody on suspicion of robbery and making criminal threats to a man who playing with a miniature radio-controlled gas car about 7:45 p.m. at Carr Park in the 1600 block of East Colorado Street, according to Glendale police reports.

Javier approached the man at the park and told him, “Hey fool, nice car. Give me your money,” according to police reports.


The men allegedly got into a fight, but according to the police report, Javier eventually grabbed the radio-controlled car and asked the man where he lived. The alleged victim told police Javier threatened to “shoot up his house” before fleeing.

The man called police, who detained Javier at the park.

Javier told police that he had been drinking and wasn’t thinking clearly when he approached the man, and that he hid the car in a construction lot.

He was also arrested on outstanding warrants for driving without a valid license and failing to appear in court or pay a fine, according police records.

Javier, who is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail, is due in Los Angeles County Superior Court today, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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