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]

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