A San Gabriel man was arrested Friday night after he allegedly tried to remove a Burbank police officer’s gun from its holster during an “intense” struggle.
At about 11 p.m. Friday, the officer was traveling northbound on Clybourn Avenue at Hatteras Street when he saw a man “standing in the middle of the roadway holding two bags,” Lt. Eduardo Ruiz said.
As the officer approached in his patrol car, the man, 38-year-old Erik Alan, allegedly didn’t move.
When the officer walked up, Alan allegedly pulled out a “dark object” from his pocket, Ruiz said. Fearing it was a weapon, the officer, who was not identified, grabbed his wrist and ordered him to drop the object, later identified as a smoking pipe.