Stockton police arrested a man after he threw sauces, napkins and other food items at a Jack in the Box restaurant following an unusual entrance Saturday night: Climbing through the drive-through window.
“He just came (walking) through the drive-through while we were getting food ready,” said Wa Yang, a Jack in the Box employee who was working the night the incident occurred. “He used a car as leverage to push himself in.”
Isaac Greer, 36, of Costa Mesa was charged with vandalism and resisting arrest, according to a Stockton police news release.
After Greer broke into the 10858 Trinity Parkway restaurant around midnight, he vandalized “the entire store,” throwing food and utensils everywhere in the restaurant, the release said.
“He started throwing tubs and sauces and containers,” Yang said. “He also poured the drink syrup on the desk and on the floor, screaming.”
Greer also removed the cash registers from the counters, according to the release. When officers arrived, he refused to comply with their commands, the release said, and officers used a Taser in an effort to subdue him.
But Greer was able to grab one of the officer’s Tasers, leading police to deploy a bean bag round, the release said.
Greer was taken to a local hospital before being booked at San Joaquin County Jail, said Stockton police department spokesperson Officer Joe Silva. Police have not identified a motive for the incident.
In 2014, Greer was sentenced to three years in state prison after he pleaded no contest to selling minors pot-laced brownies the year prior, according to a CBS Local report. Yang said that Greer had claimed during the incident that he recently got out of county jail.
While there was a long line of cars waiting at the drive-through during Saturday’s incident, Yang said no customers were inside.
“It frightened my coworker and frightened me a little bit,” Yang said. “It was pretty much just messy, not as much chaotic.”