Oakland man arrested after threatening parking enforcement officer in San Mateo

Delivery driver arrested for alleged threats to parking officer in San Mateo

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A 38-year-old Oakland delivery driver was arrested after he allegedly threatened and chased a parking enforcement officer in San Mateo who had been writing him a ticket on Wednesday, police said.

Officers responded to the Main Street Parking Garage at 355 2nd Ave. on a report of disturbance and learned John Boswell didn’t react well after learning he would be receiving a ticket for parking in a handicap spot, according to the San Mateo Police Department.

Boswell returned to his vehicle while the parking enforcement officer was writing a citation. He admitted he did not have a valid placard then “started to chase the officer around the garage,” police said.

“The driver threatened to physically harm the parking enforcement officer,” police said.

At the scene, officers contacted Boswell, who “soon became irritated,” refused to identify himself and walked away, police said. After refusing to remain at the scene during their investigation, Boswell physically resisted their efforts. Following his arrest, he was booked into jail on suspicion of resisting an executive officer and resisting arrest.

Photo courtesy of the San Mateo Police Department