EL CENTRO, Calif. – A transient man was arrested after he pulled a knife demanding another man’s recyclables, according to police.
El Centro Police Department arrested John Molina, 33, less than an hour after the incident.
According to police, the victim claims Molina pulled a knife and demanded the bags of recyclables in the area of Fourth Street and State Street shortly before 5 a.m. The victim said he handed over the recyclables and Molina fled the area.
Police officers said the victim spotted Molina in the area of South Third Street and Broadway Street less than an hour after the incident. Officers arrived and said Molina tried to flee on a bicycle when they showed up.
He was eventually arrested and booked into Imperial County Jail for felony robbery.