If you're going to fire your slingshot at someone other than Goliath, it'd be best to make sure that someone is not a cop.
Or the cop's cruiser.
Otherwise, you might find yourself in the predicament of Hector Luis Perez. The Santa Ana 37-year-old faces felony vandalism and assault with deadly weapon on a police officer for allegedly firing marbles from a slingshot at a cop and smashing the back window of a patrol car.
This happened around 10:45 p.m. Thursday while Santa Ana patrol officers were stopping a car related to a felony case in the 1700 block of West First Street. Someone who was not involved with the suspect car began slinging glass marbles at the officers.
The cops were not hit, but one marble did strike and shatter the rear window of their police unit, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.
The cops on the ground called for air support.
Orange County sheriff's helicopter "Duke" arrived overhead at the site of the slingshot slinging, police say.
Three possible suspects were found in the rear yard of 1712 W. Second St., according to police.
A review of the copter's in-flight video surveillance system "positively" identified Perez as the primary suspect, police claim.
He was then booked on the multiple counts.
Don't know if the slingshot was recovered.
But check out the photos on the next page ...
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