Stun Gun Ends First Communion Party

A religious celebration ended when police used a stun gun and a baton on unruly First Communion partiers.

By Chris Roberts
|  Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011  |  Updated 2:18 PM PDT
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Stun Gun Ends First Communion Party

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It's unlikely the Second Communion -- or any Communion thereafter -- will ever live up to this first.

 A First Communion party in Mountain View turned so unruly over the weekend that police resorted to using a stun gun and a baton to subdue religioun-related partiers, the Palo Alto Daily News reported.

Cops responded to the 900 block of Burgoyne Street in the South Bay city at 1:15 a.m. Sunday and saw three men scuffling in a front yard. The men went inside, and officers followed, “to check on” someone who was bleeding, according to a police spokeswoman.

Inside, police "were surrounded by a dozen upset people," the spokeswoman said. Police hit Wilfredo Garcia, 37, with a baton as he lunged at one of the officers, the spokeswoman said, and used the stun gun on Michael Garcia, 21, who likewise resisted officers' attempts to arrest him. Tomas Garcia, who is related to the other two Garcias, was also hauled in for resisting officers.

All three men were arrested on suspicion of resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer, the newspaper reported. Tomas and Wilfredo Garcia were both booked into Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of battery on an officer; the younger Garcia was also booked on suspicion of public drunkenness. 

No children were present during the First Communion party's ugly chapter, according to reports.

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