Et tu, officer?
A 38-year-old allegedly drunken man dressed as Julius Caesar was reportedly a real tyrant to his Lyft driver and the officers trying to arrest him early Sunday morning, Richmond police said Thursday.
About 3:50 a.m., police responded to 26th Avenue and Geary Boulevard to meet the driver of the Lyft car. Once there, the driver told police that his passenger, who was in a Julius Caesar costume, was making advances toward him that made him uncomfortable, police said. Police observed that the suspect was clearly intoxicated and asked him to exit the vehicle.
“Make me,” the suspect told police before pushing the passenger door into the officer.
As the officer attempted to remove Caesar from his throne, he began fighting. Soon other officers arrived and detained the deposed dictator, police said. Even with additional officers, the tyrant's will would not bend, as he continued to struggle and challenged police to remove his handcuffs so he could “see who the tough one was.”
The suspect's reign of terror ended after he was arrested and charged with public drunkenness and resisting arrest.