Case # 15NF0825
Date: April 8, 2015
REAL ESTATE AGENT CHARGED WITH TAKING DOWN BALLOT PROPOSITION SIGNS AND THREATENING MAN WITH KNIFE
SANTA ANA – A real estate agent was arrested yesterday for illegally taking down ballot proposition signs and threatening a man with a knife. Victor Chevalier Perrin, 50, Buena Park, is charged with one felony count of dissuading a witness by force or threat, one felony count of brandishing a deadly weapon, one misdemeanor count of petty theft, one misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property, and a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of five years in state prison. He is out of custody $30,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at a later date.
At the time of the crime, the defendant was a licensed real estate agent in the State of California.
On March 13, 2015, Perrin is accused of illegally taking down signs from a chain link fence, in support of Measure A, which is up for a vote next month, to block condominium developments in the City of Buena Park. John Doe was driving home and stopped his vehicle when he saw what the defendant was doing and attempted to use his cell phone to take a picture of the defendant.
Perrin is accused of approaching John Doe’s vehicle, grabbing the victim’s cell phone, and throwing it over the fence into a vacant lot. As the victim exited his vehicle, the defendant is accused of brandishing a knife and threatening John Doe. Perrin is accused of driving away from the scene with the signs.
The victim drove away in his vehicle unharmed to a neighbor’s house and contacted the Buena Park Police Department (BPPD), who investigated this case.
BPPD arrested the defendant yesterday, April 7, 2015, on an arrest warrant filed on March 30, 2015.
Deputy District Attorney Jess Rodriguez of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.