Just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Ceres police got a report that a man was standing in his front yard ... holding another man at gunpoint.
When officers responded, the man being detained suddenly began running, then he crouched behind a rose bush—and the story unfolded from there. According to investigators, earlier in the evening 33-year-old Elbert Raymundo approached a father and son in their yard and began threatening to kill them. After refusing to leave, Raymundo began chasing the homeowner’s son around their car in the driveway.
Understandably worried for his son’s safety, the father ran into the house, grabbed his shotgun and then held the suspect at gunpoint. According to reports, Raymundo remained calm for a short time, but then started threatening the father and son again just before officers arrived to take him into custody.