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Man Clad in Body Armor Smashes Car Through Gate of Pasadena Auto Body Shop – Pasadena Now


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A man wearing full body armor and armed with a bow and arrow and a large ax smashed a car through the gate of a Pasadena auto body shop before being arrested early Sunday, police said.

Peter Brody, 27, of Altadena was arrested in connection with the bizarre crime, which unfolded about 2:30 a.m. in the 500 block of North Lake Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. Anthony Burgess said.

He was at the wheel of a Jeep that plowed through the front gate of the auto body shop, causing an estimated $2,000 in damage, according to the lieutenant.

Once inside the business’ parking lot, Brody got out of his car and hid, Burgess said.

Responding police officers quickly found and detained Brody, who was found to be wearing full body armor, including a Kevlar helmet, he said.

A compound bow, along with arrows, as well as a “large ax,” were also found in the parking lot near the spot where Brody was taken into custody, Burgess said.

Methamphetamine and a pipe were discovered inside the suspect’s car, he added.

A motive for the crime was not clear.

Brody made a series of erratic statements to police in which he denied crashing through the gate, claimed he was the owner of the business and claimed he was an undercover police officer.

He was booked on suspicion of vandalism.

Information regarding the suspect’s bail and initial court appearance was not available Saturday morning.



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