Street Sweeper Booked On Gun Charges

by The Editors on December 28, 2009

Michael Sean Snyder, 41, a street sweeper who allegedly pulled a gun on a 22-year-old man going through the trash behind the Albertson’s on El Camino Real was booked on charges of “brandishing a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon” according to a story in the North County Times.

Andres Garcia, 22, told police he was looking for food in the trash behind Albertsons, at 7660 El Camino Real, when he got in an argument with Snyder, who was cleaning the area with his son in a street sweeper, Lt. Paul Mendes said. . . Garcia told police that Snyder reached into a duffel bag on the floor of the vehicle and pulled out a black pistol, prompting Garcia to call police, Mendes said. . . Snyder said he was cleaning the area when he saw two men behind the store, loading boxes into a white van. Snyder said he pulled closer to read the van’s license plate and took out his cell phone to report the perceived theft to police.

Another example of why it appears to be best to be the first to call the cops.

[Link: North County Times]

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

k g December 28, 2009 at 7:56 pm

What on earth do you mean? Are suggesting that the kid that had a GUN pulled on him was not right in relying on law enforcement to handle the situation?
Carlsbadistan has such an edge that it is uncomfortable for those of us who value justice and just treating folks decently.

john May 26, 2011 at 4:11 am

your a drone kg and shouild realy know all the facts before you write something.

john May 26, 2011 at 4:16 am

did you know that mr snyder was a 20 yr vet of the military and a police office for 5 yrs, did you know that the young man in question approached him in an agressive manner an was with another theif loading a van full of albertsons products. Most of all did you know the charges were dropped because they caught the illegal alien lying you idiot. We are gonna be run over by this trash in carlbad unless citizens do somthing.

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