A suspect who tried to set a fire at an Ignacio gas station mini-mart was arrested Saturday afternoon after a six-hour standoff
How did this dramatic scene come to an end…?
The man eventually asked for a cigarette, but was denied because of the fire threat. Negotiators talked him into accepting a vapor pen if he would surrender. After the item was delivered by the robot, the man stepped out of the vehicle and was arrested without further incident.
Technology saves the day, right? I thought so. But then I read why the suspect was angry in the first place…
The incident began about 7 a.m. when a man became upset over apparent confusion with the payment system while at the 76 gas station on Ignacio Drive, according to Novato Lt. Sasha D’Amico.