Auburn police said that a man stopped his street fight and then turned his physical assault on an officer.
Officer Joe Almeida responded to Dairy Road and Quail Meadows Drive following reports by several citizens of an argument occurring in the area.
Almeida checked the neighborhood and found two men fighting each other in street on Barooshian Court. When Almeida tried to stop the fight, one of the combatants, Christian Vega, 18, allegedly attacked the officer, according to a police press release.
Almeida defended himself and took Vega into custody, police said. Vega was booked into Placer County Jail on suspicion of unlawfully fighting and resisting an officer.
Vega was released from custody after posting $25,000 bail.