SAN DIEGO (CBS) — Police on Friday are on the lookout for two suspects in a Southland crime spree that was cut short when they targeted an off-duty officer with pepper spray.

An employee at a local AT&T store and three pedestrians were assaulted by three men, who police said made demands for money from the victims.

KNX 1070’s Tom Reopelle reports that when they got to their fourth target, the suspects were met with a surprising reaction.

The three men approached an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer, asked for the time of day, and then used pepper spray.

The officer brandished his weapon and detained Angel Blanco, 21, as the other two men fled on foot.

“He was attacked and a weapon was used on him, but he had the presence of mind to follow through with his police training and it’s a good thing,” said Lieutenant Andra Brown of the San Diego Police Department.

Police are still searching for the two remaining suspects.

Comments (14)
  1. says:

    Personally, I would have shot him.

    1. NRA says:

      Agreed. But then you’d have these idiots that would cry excessive force blah blah blah. Kudos to the cop on this one. The other two will be found soon.

  2. lala63 says:

    Hahaha! Good job! They look like the Three Stooges now! “Tres Tools” !!! Not so tough now, huh boys?!? Little stinkin’ vermin punks.

  3. Jeezus says:

    what is unfortunate is that civilians dont have the privilege of this off-duty cop to be carrying a weapon, and so we wonder how many prior victims this one got to before the off-duty detained him or her, and how many the other two will criminalize before they happen upon another swift acting off-duty. With a name like Angel better hope it’s a her. I bet Angel was hanging out with her white or asian or even her black friends on this one. So it’ll be hard to locate the other two perps since there’s so many blacks whites and asians in the city. Dont want to assume they were all hispanic, even Blanco coulda been her adoptive last name. Mexicans have nothing to do with any of this criminal activity. Again, no problems with Americans of Mexican heritage, or Mexicans in Mexico, but Mexicans in America staying past their legal visiting hours are certainly problematic. Yes, there are other races and places that illegal immigrants come from, but mexico is the closest and least monitored accordingly. Thank you, come again. But you have to go back first before you come again ’cause that’s how thank you come again works.

    Thank you for getting another criminal off the street and staying safe and keeping the peace.

    1. Marcus says:

      You don’t get out much or have much in the way of reading comprehension, do you?

      1. Wayne says:

        I need a friend too.Please be my friend too Marcus.I’m so lonely.

        Well unless you are hispanic.Then you need to go to the zoo.

  4. Jeezus says:

    i like how you take two different ideas for questions but ask them in unison because of their adjacent placement in your thought process and hence they were able to be spewed out as one question, by adding a simple “do you” at the end i iove it winning win here win there win win everywherere.

    ps: notice too by how i’m able to respond to this as a running thread per se that i do in fact not get out much whatsoever. Sounds like you need a friend Marcus, isn’t that why you are here too and commenting?

    1. upyours says:

      My error, should read, “If an a$$wipe …”

      1. Jeezus says:

        good story. nice name. looks like your error got edited it was so errored.

    2. upyours says:

      So, what would be saying if you had been pepper sprayed, probably whining that there was no moron cop around. Fact is, several people were sprayed prior to the overpaid dumba$$ and not a thing was done. If some a$$wipe decides to shove a gun in your (and a number of other pu$$ies) face and pull the trigger there is a 99.9% chance you’re going to die without an idiot cop in sight. Try growing a pair. Then again, you might no get out much so you don’t need them

  5. Christine says:

    Law enforcement strength pepper spray used against the law, that’s crazy.

  6. Cruiser says:

    Jeezus, why should we have the privilege to carry a gun. We have 911, we don’t need to carry guns.

    1. Jeezus says:

      the new study on cellphones shows the danger of electronics to the human body when in close contact. So, hence, it’s safer to carry a gun than a cellphone with the buttons, 9 1 and 1 on it on your person.

      but dont take plaxico’s advice.

  7. Summer Forbes says:

    Just more Latino anchor babies all grown up to rape, murder, steal, burglarize etc.

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