Saugus man goes wild in Newhall allegedly

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A Saugus man faces multiple criminal charges after allegedly going wild at a Newhall gas station Friday.

Edgar Alejandro Hernandez, a 35-year-old unemployed man, was arrested Friday afternoon by deputies of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on suspicion of robbery and other charges.

“On Friday, July 21, 2017, around 4:30 a.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a gas station located on the 20500 block of Newhall Avenue,” Shirley Miller, sheriff’s station spokeswoman told The Signal.

“A suspect reportedly walked into the business, and got into a verbal altercation with an employee,” she said.

Arrest documents maintained by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department describe Hernandez as 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds.

“The suspect then knocked over a stand with food products on it and allegedly grabbed the glasses off of the employee’s face, slamming them on the counter top and causing them to break.

“The suspect then took two bottles of beer and left the store. Outside the location, the suspect took one of the bottles and struck a man’s truck, causing minor damage to the vehicle,” she said.

“The victim confronted the suspect about the damage to his truck, and the suspect allegedly pushed him, struck him with the beer bottle and then threw the bottle onto the ground, causing it to break.

“The suspect then went over to another man who was putting gas in his truck. The suspect grabbed a squeegee and held it above his head toward the victim, calling him derogatory names,” Miller said.

Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and Vandalism, she said.

He was taken into custody and held with bail set at $50,000.

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