The video altercation has gone viral from Monday January 20th and the suspect was taken in to custody earlier today. Here is the latest information and videos if you missed it.
From the La Mesa Police Department
Suspect in Custody Following Altercation with Media Peter Carzis, 76, of La Mesa is in custody on charges of felony vandalism and misdemeanor battery following a well-publicized altercation with members of the media in La Mesa yesterday. Carzis is accused of battering multiple reporters and causing irreparable damage to a video camera reported to be worth approximately $7,000.00. Carzis’ location immediately following the incident was unknown, prompting an active canvassing of the area by the La Mesa Police Department Investigations Division late into Monday night. Carzis was located early this morning in the City of San Diego. Carzis has been placed under arrest by La Mesa Police Detectives and will eventually be booked into the San Diego County Jail after being medically cleared. Carzis is also the suspect in two other reported crimes, a misdemeanor battery and a misdemeanor lewd act in public, which occurred on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 in front of Peter’s Men’s Apparel in La Mesa. The La Mesa Police Department Investigations Division is handling the investigations into these incidents and will be submitting reports to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office recommending prosecution of all charges. If anyone has information related to any of these incidents, or would like to report an additional crime, they are asked to call the La Mesa Police Department at 619-667-1400 or the Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or www.sdcrimestoppers.com).
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