A Pharr man faces several charges and a $115,000 bond after allegedly throwing his feces at officers who were attempting to place him under arrest last week.
Pharr police responded to a Stripes convenience store located on South Jackson Road at about 10:19 p.m. Thursday, July 18, after a local man allegedly took two 20-packs and two eight-packs of beer without paying, according to documents obtained by The Monitor.
Baltazar Mendoza Zarate, 52, allegedly hurled profanities at officers and refused to comply or be detained, the report read, further noting that “physical force was used.”
“The defendant reached into his shorts and pulled out a handful of feces … throwing the feces at them,” police wrote. “(Officers) were hit and contaminated with the defendant’s feces.”
Police arrested Zarate and he was charged with theft of property valued under $2,500, which was enhanced due to two or more previous convictions, resisting arrest and two courts of harassment of a public servant.
A combined $115,000 bond has been set for all counts.