The newly-built stadium hasn’t even opened yet- and one man has already been taken into custody.
It all started two days before the opening ribbon was supposed to be cut- that’s when 51 year-old Eric Johnson was seen wandering around the inside of the San Francisco 49ers new home. Since he surely wasn’t supposed to be there, someone called the Santa Clara Police Department.
Officers drove out right away.
Security staff cornered him and started asking questions, but it wasn’t until Santa Clara PD officials ran a background check on the man that he was found to have an outstanding warrant out of San Mateo County.
Apparently, he was wanted for resisting arrest and vandalism.
Johnson was handcuffed, transported to an booked at the Santa Clara County jail and was transferred to San Mateo the next day. He’s since been released, although it’s hard to say if they let him go on his own recognizance or if he was required to post bail bonds.
The bottom line, though, is this. Warrants don’t go away- ever. If someone is wanted by the law and police run them through a background check, they will be detained and brought to justice.
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