Knife Wielding Man Threatening Ex-Girlfriend and Kids Tasered by Antioch Police


Antioch Police reported that on September 6, officers responded to an apartment in the 2200 block of San Jose Dr. on a report of a 26-year-old male on scene threatening to break into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment around 1:19 pm.

According to Lieutenant Don La Due, the victim and her six small children were inside the apartment. The children’s ages ranged from 1 to 5 years old.

The suspect, a 26-year-old Pittsburg man, forced his way into the apartment through the front door and armed himself with a large kitchen knife after tearing up the apartment. He made death threats and came outside armed with the knife to challenge officers as they approached the apartment. The suspect refused officers’ orders to drop the knife and ran back into the apartment.

“Fearing for the lives of the children, the officers pursued the armed suspect into the apartment and confronted him as he tried to break into a back room. The suspect refused additional orders to drop the knife and challenged officers again. Knowing the children and their mother were hiding somewhere in the apartment, the officers took swift action to disarm the suspect and take him into custody by utilizing a Taser and deployment of a Police K9,” said La Due

The suspect was taken into custody and treated at a local area hospital for minor dog bites. He was later booked into County Jail on several felony charges. None of the children, nor their mother were harmed.

No further information was released.


  1. someone call the CPS 6 kids in an apartment what in the world? Stop having kids to stay on aide. (Mic Drop)

    • Lucky for society, CPS doesn’t tell people how many children they are allowed to give birth to. They also don’t remove kids from a home just because some bone thinks six kids don’t belong in one apt. And people who receive aid in Coco county have to go to school and work, so gather your facts, “dude”…

    • She’s Not on aid, has a job and a college degree. Only 3 were hers. Stop judging if you don’t know the story!

  2. This really sucks. Can you imagine what those children were feeling when this joker trashed the place and threaten them. Cops should of took him out right away. Lucky for him only dog bites. Sad for everyone else he will be out in no time doing the same crap.

  3. Sadly while traumatizing for the kids it likely isn’t the first time they have seen that behavior. That’s probably what got him out to begin with. 6 kids in an apartment isn’t anything. A lot of homes in Antioch have 3 or more families living in them just to pay the bills.

    • Maybe they should look to move to other states where the cost of living is not as high as it is here. It’s a health hazard to have 3 or more families living in a single family house. They should be reported to the city.

  4. Get em Fido. Reading the headline I though for a minute the kids were tasered. Glad that wasn’t the case.

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