ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

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TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
 
 

Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff 
Office: 714-347-8408 
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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

Michelle Van Der Linden,Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

 

Case # 17WF0644

Date: March 29, 2017

MAN SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON FOR SHOOTING BB GUN AT HBPD SUBSTATION AND SHATTERING WINDOW WHILE OFFICERS WERE INSIDE

WESTMINSTER, Calif. – A man was sentenced yesterday to two years in state prison for shooting a BB gun at a Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) substation and shattering a window while officers were inside. Antonio Padilla, 29, Huntington Beach, pleaded guilty on March 28, 2017, to one felony count of vandalism with damage over $400 or more and one misdemeanor count of grossly negligent discharge of a BB device. Padilla was also ordered to pay restitution.

At approximately 1:00 p.m. on March 16, 2017, Padilla shot a BB gun at a HBPD substation located in an outdoor strip mall. The defendant fired approximately four shots at the glass window of the substation and fled the scene. Two metal BB pellets penetrated and shattered the glass window, causing nearly $1,000 in damage. HBPD officers inside the substation investigated the incident and arrested Padilla later that day.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Pevney of the Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted this case.

 



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