Posted by on May 5, 2017
Categories: Bay Area


(BANT) – A homeless man who police say was waving a knife and making stabbing motions at drivers along a busy Santa Rosa street has been arrested.

At around 10:40 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to a report of a man with a knife, yelling and making threatening motions at passing cars in the 2200 block of Mendocino Avenue.

As the man was walking along the street, an off-duty Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy saw him, alerted police dispatch and began following him on foot.

When the suspect, later identified as 37-year-old David Hogg, saw the officer, he threw the knife into the street, then took his shirt off and threw it in some nearby bushes.

As responding officers came toward him, Hogg ran but soon stopped and surrendered to police.

Officers recovered the knife, described as a 7 inch long fixed blade knife. Hogg was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a knife as well as violating probation.