Sword-wielding man arrested at car dealership
By: Staff report
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 8:49 AM PDT
A Sacramento man was taken into custody after he stood atop a vehicle Saturday, carrying a sword and ready to swing a sledgehammer after his trade-in offer was refused. The man, identified as Pete Bo Sizelove, 30, reportedly arrived in the lot of the Roseville Lincoln Mercury, 1710 Douglas Blvd., just before 1 p.m. Saturday, wanting to trade in his 1990 Honda CRX and an IOU note for a used 2004 Chrysler. When the offer was refused, reports state, Sizelove went back to his vehicle, took out a Samurai sword, sledgehammer and pry bar and tried to enter the Chrysler, which had been locked. When Sizelove was unable to enter the vehicle, he climbed onto the roof and was ready to swing the sledgehammer when a Roseville Police officer arrived and told him to "freeze." Sizelove followed orders, reports state, and was arrested without further incident. Charged with attempted vehicle theft and vandalism, Sizelove remains in custody in the Placer County Jail on $20,000 bail.