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Mother tries to help son escape arrest by attacking an officer, California cops say

A man called out for his mother’s help as he was being arrested earlier this week in California, and what the mother did next got her arrested, too, according to police.

The incident started just before midnight Tuesday when police were called to a home in Hollister on reports of loud music and realized there was a warrant out for Nicacio Villalobos, a 37-year-old who lived at the home, police said in a news release Friday.

Police said they parked far away from the home and then walked up.

“Since the music was being played very loud, officers were able to approach Villalobos and get very close to him before being detected,” police said.

Villalobos ran for the door when he saw police, and officers chased and caught him at the door, according to police. Villalobos tried fighting off the officers and called out to his mother during the struggle, police said.

That’s when his mother, Maria Flores, opened the door, tried to pull her son inside the home and struck an officer repeatedly, according to police.

Villalobos was arrested Wednesday and now faces a new charge of resisting arrest, police said.

Nicacio Villalobos, the 37-year-old pictured here, was arrested and booked at the San Benito County Jail on charges of resisting arrest in addition to an earlier warrant, according to police in Hollister, California. Hollister Police Department

His mother was also arrested Wednesday on charges of battering a police officer.

Both were booked at the San Benito County Jail, police said.

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Jared Gilmour is a McClatchy national reporter based in San Francisco. He covers everything from health and science to politics and crime. He studied journalism at Northwestern University and grew up in North Dakota.