Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 16 / 17 April 2014
 

Julius Caesar arrested after hitting on Lyft driver, battling cops

Julius Caesar (Image: Wikimedia)

Julius Caesar (Image: Wikimedia)

A man who adopted the costume and attitude of Julius Caesar was arrested this week after hitting on a Lyft driver and fighting police.

According to officers at the San Francisco Police Department’s Richmond Station, the incident was reported at 3:50 a.m., Sunday, October 27 at 26th Avenue and Geary Boulevard. A driver with the Lyft ridesharing program alleged that a drunken passenger had been “making advances that made him feel uncomfortable.”

The passenger, who was dressed as the Roman general, was “obviously intoxicated,” police said in a summary of the incident, which occurred as many people were celebrating Halloween. When an officer asked him to get out of the vehicle, the 38-year-old suspect said, “Make me.”

The man then pushed open his door into the officer, and as the officer got ready to remove him from the vehicle, he started to fight with the officer.

Other police arrived and detained the man. Police reported that “Even with the additional officers,” the man continued to fight and told them “to take off his handcuffs so they could ‘see who the tough one was.’” 

Police arrested the man, whose name wasn’t immediately released, on charges of public drunkenness and resisting arrest.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, October 31, 2013 @ 5:40 pm PST
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